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Strategies for Scaling in Social Entrepreneurship

  • Andreas Heinecke
  • Judith Mayer
Chapter

Zusammenfassung

Learning goals

Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to accomplish the following:
  • Explain the difference between organizational growth and replication by others.

  • Explain major scaling strategies and their distinctive features.

  • Understand advantages and disadvantages of the scaling strategies.

  • Recognize the perspective of social investors towards scaling.

  • Explain implications of scaling and how hurdles could be overcome.

Keywords

Social Enterprise Business Enterprise Social Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneur Social Innovation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Heinecke
    • 1
  • Judith Mayer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Strategy, Organization & Leadership Danone Chair for Social BusinessEuropean Business SchoolLondonEngland
  2. 2.Chair in Entrepreneurial Finance, supported by KfW Bankengruppe Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS)Technische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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