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Social Entrepreneurship in Non-Profit and Profit Sectors

Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • Frédèric Teulon
  • Dominique Bonet-Fernandez

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marta Peris-Ortiz, Frédèric Teulon, Dominique Bonet-Fernandez
    Pages 1-7
  3. David Urbano, Elisabeth Ferri, Marta Peris-Ortiz, Sebastian Aparicio
    Pages 9-29
  4. Inmaculada Jaén, José Fernández-Serrano, Francisco J. Santos, Francisco Liñán
    Pages 31-51
  5. David Urbano, Elisabeth Ferri, Claudia Alvarez, Maria Noguera
    Pages 53-64
  6. Antonio Alonso-Gonzalez, Lorena A. Palacios-Chacon, Carlos Rueda-Armengot, Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Pages 65-72
  7. Julio Garcia-Sabater, Jose P. Garcia-Sabater
    Pages 73-83
  8. Marta Peris-Ortiz, Juan José Alonso Llera, Carlos Rueda-Armengot
    Pages 85-97
  9. Carlos Rueda-Armengot, Sofía Estelles-Miguel, Marta Elena Palmer Gato, José Miguel Albarracín Guillem, Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Pages 99-105
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 123-125

About this book


This volume examines the theoretical and empirical landscape of social entrepreneurship in both non-profit and profit sectors. It extends the traditional view of social entrepreneurship to include the environmental and institutional factors that affect the emergence of social entrepreneurship activities, such as formal laws, regulations, procedures and informal institutions. The editors aim to provide evidence and increased understanding of this growing phenomenon.
 Social Entrepreneurship is gaining recognition as a key element of economic and social development. It embraces a wide set of situations with a broad scope of activities in for-profit and non-profit organizations interested in social performance and/or in economically profitable performance, with an emphasis on achieving social aim. In the strict sense, social entrepreneurship corresponds to entrepreneurs whose main concern is to achieve social objectives rather than to obtain personal financial profits. However, there is still much to be learned about the dynamics and processes of social entrepreneurship. The current literature in the field has tended to focus on psychological experiences and personal characteristics, or on organizational perspectives such as resources, capabilities and leadership. This book intends to provide theoretical frameworks and empirical studies to this very new and broad field. Specifically, this book provides a collection of contemporary research in the following topics:
  • How to create opportunity through social innovation
  • How to detect entrepreneurial opportunity to meet social needs
  • How to develop social entrepreneurship, while still seeking profits
  • How to discover opportunities for different forms of social entrepreneurship
 Featuring contributions from around the world, this book is a valuable source for students, academics, researchers, policy makers, and professionals in the area of social entrepreneurship. 


Social Entrepreneurship Social Development Social Innovation Opportunity Recognition Economic Performance Non-Profit Organizations For-Profit Organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 1
  • Frédèric Teulon
    • 2
  • Dominique Bonet-Fernandez
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Organizacón de EmpresasUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Ipag Business SchoolParisFrance
  3. 3.Ipag Business SchoolParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Entrepreneurship in Non-Profit and Profit Sectors
  • Book Subtitle Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
  • Editors Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Frédèric Teulon
    Dominique Bonet-Fernandez
  • Series Title International Studies in Entrepreneurship
  • Series Abbreviated Title Int.Studies in Entrepren.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-50849-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84506-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-50850-4
  • Series ISSN 1572-1922
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-5884
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 125
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Small Business
    Start-Ups/Venture Capital
    Non-Profit Organizations and Public Enterprises
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