Social Entrepreneurship. What does it mean and how useful is the concept?. Idealisation.
What does it mean and how useful is the concept?
In these examples, the individual or groups acted as catalysts challenging the status quo by identifying an apparently insoluble social problem and tackling it with tenacity and vision. Their outstanding leadership towards a social end and their ability to see opportunities where others saw only hurdles further single out these charismatic figures.
(Nicholls, 2005: 2).
The entrepreneur as defined by British TV comedies: a study in semiotics and iconography: 'understanding the entrepreneur as socially constructed'.
Smith, R. (2006), ‘Towards a More Mature Entrepreneurial Iconology’, paper presented to the 29th ISBE conference in Cardiff, 31 Oct. to 2 Nov.
Burns, P. (2001), Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Basingstoke: Palgrave)
against expert advice
work through application
destructive forces of globalisation
continuation of business activity
The inadequacy of the standard view is demonstrated by the need to develop sub-categories.
Howorth, C., Parkinson, C. and Coupland, C. (2006), ‘Resisting the Identity of Social Entrepreneur’, paper presented to the 29th ISBE conference in Cardiff, 31 Oct.