Seeking the Robust Core of Social Entrepreneurship Theory. Steven E. Wallis, Ph.D. Independent Organizational Consultant [email protected] Fielding Graduate University Summer Session August 1, 2008, Kansas City, MO. Steven E. Wallis, Ph.D. A brief bio….
Steven E. Wallis received his Ph.D. from Fielding Graduate University in 2006. His academic work focuses on “theory of theory” where he is pioneering insights and tools to support scholars as they create theory for more effective practice. Steve’s interdisciplinary interests span the social sciences. In addition to Social Entrepreneurship theory, he also works with institutional theory, organizational theory, knowledge management, and more. Dr. Wallis has ten years of experience as an independent consultant in Northern California. There, in a variety of industries, he supports consultants, trainers, and leaders on issues related to collaboration, communication, succession planning, creativity, and knowledge management.
Begs the question…
… How well interrelated are they?
Highly robust theories of math & physics have shown more effective falsifiability & application than the low-robust theories of the social sciences
Robustness is the ratio of concatenated concepts - to all concepts
(including linear & atomistic)
These are atomistic truth-claims (not concatenated)
These are linear truth-claims (not concatenated)
This is a “concatenated” relationship and so is considered more useful to this form of analysis
Newton’s law of motion contains three claims:
Dimension of Change
Seven causal dimensions
Dimension of Social Entrepreneurship
Dimension of Environment
One resultant dimension
Ten causal dimensions
Dimension of OpportunityInfluences between dimensionsSocial Entrepreneurship Theory