What's Holding Back Social Entrepreneurship? Removing the Impediments to Theoretical Advancement

Susan Mueller, Robert S. D’Intino, Jennifer Walske, Michel L. Ehrenhard, Scott L. Newbert, Jeffrey A. Robinson, Jason C. Senjem

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This article summarizes four contributions that were presented in a professional development workshop at the 2013 Academy of Management conference. The goal of the workshop was to discuss impediments to the theoretical advancement of social entrepreneurship. This paper's first two contributors discuss assumptions and boundaries of social entrepreneurship, exhibiting contrasting views of whether theory should be aggregated or disaggregated. The other two scholars focus on specific topics that advance social entrepreneurship research, specifically, studying the implicit normative underpinning of social entrepreneurship and social innovation processes. This is part three of a three-part series dealing with the future of social entrepreneurship research and theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-256
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Entrepreneurship
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Development
  • Economics and Econometrics


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