Institutional Theory as a Framework for Practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship

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    Abstract

    The chapter proposes institutional theory as a framework for reflecting on social entrepreneurship. We advocate institutional theory as a tool for practitioners to reflect upon the legitimacy, survivability and scalability of social enterprises because institutional theory frameworks can reduce risks associated with emerging fields such as social entrepreneurship. In order to illustrate our claim, we present four cases of social entrepreneurship and reflect on them through different institutional theory frameworks. At the end of the chapter, we propose a future agenda for practitioners interested in social entrepreneurship from an institutional theory perspective.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSocial Innovation : Solutions for a Sustainable Future
    EditorsThomas Osburg, René Schmidpeter
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2013
    Pages119-129
    ISBN (Print)9783642365393
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642365409
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    SeriesCSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance

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    Agrawal, A., & Hockerts, K. (2013). Institutional Theory as a Framework for Practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship. In T. Osburg, & R. Schmidpeter (Eds.), Social Innovation: Solutions for a Sustainable Future (pp. 119-129 ). Heidelberg: Springer Science+Business Media. CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36540-9_11
    Agrawal, Anirudh ; Hockerts, Kai. / Institutional Theory as a Framework for Practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship. Social Innovation: Solutions for a Sustainable Future. editor / Thomas Osburg ; René Schmidpeter. Heidelberg : Springer Science+Business Media, 2013. pp. 119-129 (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance).
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    Agrawal, A & Hockerts, K 2013, Institutional Theory as a Framework for Practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship. in T Osburg & R Schmidpeter (eds), Social Innovation: Solutions for a Sustainable Future. Springer Science+Business Media, Heidelberg, CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance, pp. 119-129 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36540-9_11

    Institutional Theory as a Framework for Practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship. / Agrawal, Anirudh; Hockerts, Kai.

    Social Innovation: Solutions for a Sustainable Future. ed. / Thomas Osburg; René Schmidpeter. Heidelberg : Springer Science+Business Media, 2013. p. 119-129 (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance).

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    Agrawal A, Hockerts K. Institutional Theory as a Framework for Practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship. In Osburg T, Schmidpeter R, editors, Social Innovation: Solutions for a Sustainable Future. Heidelberg: Springer Science+Business Media. 2013. p. 119-129 . (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36540-9_11