When Philanthropy Becomes Social Entrepreneurship

Published by: Routledge Publishers. May 2016, UK. 32 pages.

Authors: Jacques Defourny, Marthe Nyssens and Severine Thys


In spite of various similarities found at first view in their respective backgrounds, inspirations, tools and goals, the interactions between the spheres of venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship are highlighted as in need of a more in-depth analysis in relation to the actual contexts in which they take place. This chapter from The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship takes theoretical approaches and existing empirical research on social entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise as its major reference. 


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