Social entrepreneurship and social innovation: ecosystems for inclusion in Europe

Mario Biggeri (Editor), Enrico Testi (Editor), Marco Bellucci (Editor), Roel During (Editor), H. Thomas R. Persson (Editor)

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This book provides comprehensive and advanced analysis of the characteristics of social entrepreneurship in Europe. It offers innovative, up-todate research on the ecosystems of social entrepreneurship, the behavior of social entrepreneurs, their ability to produce social innovation, social capital and social inclusion, and the role of stakeholders in fostering socially oriented businesses. Moreover, it addresses the diversity of the European social enterprise sector from an evolutionary perspective, with particular reference to the rise of social entrepreneurship and the role of new-generation social entrepreneurs throughout Europe. Multidisciplinary contributions authored by experts from business and accounting, economics, and sociology serve the purpose of delivering a holistic study of social entrepreneurship, also providing the necessary data for delivering policy implications on the features of the most effective enabling social and institutional ecosystems.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMilton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, UK
Number of pages231
ISBN (Electronic)9781351239028
ISBN (Print)978-0-815-37579-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in innovation, organizations and technology

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Economics and Business (502)


  • ecosystem
  • management
  • social business
  • social enterprises
  • social entrepreneurship
  • social innovation
  • wise


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