Network importance and use: commercial versus social enterprises

Emma Folmer, Corneel Nederveen, Veronique Schutjens

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to understand how important networks are for the emergence and growth of social enterprises as well as how social enterprises use their networks throughout the life course of their organisation. A comparative approach is used by contrasting social enterprises with traditional commercial enterprises along the dimensions of obtaining resources and legitimacy through their networks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-490
Number of pages21
JournalSocial Enterprise Journal
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-Nov-2018

Keywords

  • Networks
  • Social enterprise
  • Enterprise life course
  • FIRM NETWORKS
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESSES
  • LEGITIMACY
  • INSTITUTIONS
  • EMERGENCE
  • EVOLUTION
  • STRENGTH
  • GROWTH

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