Studying the Origins of Social Entrepreneurship: Compassion and the Role of Embedded Agency

Grimes, Matthew G.; McMullen, Jeffery S.; Vogus, Timothy J.; Miller, Toyah L.
July 2013
Academy of Management Review;Jul2013, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p460
Academic Journal
The article presents the authors' comments on critiques of their research on the process of social entrepreneurship in which economic theories are applied to social problems. Topics include the role of compassion in the origins of social entrepreneurship; social entrepreneurs as an embedded agent with individual motivations; and the combination of a social mission with the methodology of a business venture.


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