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B Corp Entrepreneurs

Analysing the Motivations and Values behind Running a Social Business

Benefits

  • Places special emphasis on the largest B Corp community in Latin America and the key role it plays in the Latin American B market.

  • Explores the motivations of socially-driven entrepreneurs, who are not solely focused on creating profit

  • Addresses the theoretical and practical implications of hybrid organisations, with future directions for research

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 1-9
  3. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 11-24
  4. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 25-36
  5. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 37-44
  6. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 45-59
  7. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 61-87
  8. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 89-96
  9. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 97-108
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 109-113

About this book

Introduction

Highlighting the motivations of B Corp entrepreneurs in Chile, this book explores the phenomenon behind for-profit organisations that are committed to social and ecological sustainability as well as human welfare. By examining the personal and social drivers of businesses which are not solely focused on profit-making, the authors reveal a dual orientation that is an important factor in the creation of hybrid organisations. Offering an in-depth study of B Corp entrepreneurs in Chile, the largest B Corp community outside of North America, this pioneering book challenges dominant assumptions that there is only one ideal type of entrepreneur and argues that the values of the purely profit-driven and purely social-driven do in fact intersect. An enlightening read for researchers of social business and sustainability, this book analyses perceptions towards success, and the desire to solve environmental problems, underlining a fundamental aspect of the entrepreneur’s personal value structure.

Keywords

for-profit organisations society community Chile Latin America hybrid organisations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.HausachGermany
  2. 2.Department of Marketing and ManagementUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

About the authors

Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth is an independent researcher and currently works at Ashoka, the world’s leading organisation in the promotion of social entrepreneurship. Here, she dedicates her time to identifying leading social entrepreneurs with transformative ideas and providing them with the support they need to thrive.

Ingo Winkler is Associate Professor of Organisation Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. In his research he focuses on the motivations and social consequences of human interaction within organisations. He is particularly interested in alternative forms of organising which have the potential to create a just and sustainable world.


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