Mindsets and Skills to Address Sustainability Challenge: A Review of Social Entrepreneurship Comptences

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The increasing interest in social entrepreneurship fosters to need to understand the therefore required competences. Systematically reviewing research on social, sustainable and corporate entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship, we synthesize three groups of competences: impact competence (analytical competence to understand wicked problems, future thinking competence, impact assessment competence, normative competence, commitment competence), entrepreneurship competences (problem solving competence, opportunity identification competence, action competence under uncertainty, opportunity exploitation competence, innovation diffusion competence) and engagement competence (perspectivetaking competence, interpersonal communication competence, stakeholder commitment competence, participatory competence, tensions management competence). Our findings provide several avenues for future research. Comprehensive measurement scales are need to explore the following questions: How do the competences influence each other? How do they impact the economic, ecologic and social performance of the firm? How do the competences impact the governance of the organization and the entrepreneurial ecosystem? Which competence is needed by whom in which quality and when?
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2022
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event4th ARTEM Organizational Creativity and Sustainability International Conference: From Disruption to Development: Moving Forward with the Relationship Between Creativity and Sustainability - Nancy, France
Duration: 31 Mar 20222 Apr 2022
Conference number: 4


Conference4th ARTEM Organizational Creativity and Sustainability International Conference
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