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The social value of productive entrepreneurship

Acs, Zoltan J., Boardman, Mary C. and McNeely, Connie L. (2013) The social value of productive entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 40 (3). pp. 785-796. ISSN 0921-898X

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s11187-011-9396-6


As a critical contribution to the literature on social entrepreneurship, this paper provides structure and clarity to this concept, situating it within the context of charity and philanthropy as sources of social value creation. Identifying social entrepreneurship as creating both social and economic value, we discuss productive, unproductive, and destructive entrepreneurship in terms of social value creation. To illustrate these issues comparative case studies are presented on Microsoft Corporation and Grameen Bank. Even if their successes have been derived from different motivations, these highly innovative ventures have created significant economic and social value.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Springer
Divisions: Management
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D64 - Altruism
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L20 - General
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M14 - Corporate Culture; Social Responsibility
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P12 - Capitalist Enterprises
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 12:16
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 18:33

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