Social Entrepreneurship and Co-operative and Mutual Enterprise

  • Tim Mazzarol
  • Sophie Reboud
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


This chapter provides an overview of the emerging field of social entrepreneurship and innovation, with a specific focus on co-operative enterprise as a distinct business model. While entrepreneurship has been viewed as a process of self-directed, individualistic and profit maximising opportunism, the reality is that many entrepreneurs and innovators are not totally focused on personal wealth creation. Money is just a necessary tool that can be used to purchase assets with which to develop new products or services and deliver value to customers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Mazzarol
    • 1
  • Sophie Reboud
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.Burgundy School of BusinessDijonFrance

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