Understanding opportunities in social entrepreneurship: a critical realist abstraction

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Understanding opportunities in social entrepreneurship : a critical realist abstraction. / Hu, Xiaoti; Marlow, Susan; Zimmermann , Angelika; Martin, Lee; Frank, Regina .

In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 13.10.2019, p. 1-25.

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Hu, Xiaoti ; Marlow, Susan ; Zimmermann , Angelika ; Martin, Lee ; Frank, Regina . / Understanding opportunities in social entrepreneurship : a critical realist abstraction. In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 2019 ; pp. 1-25.

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abstract = "This paper extends social entrepreneurship (SE) research by drawing upon a critical realist perspective to analyse dynamic structure/agency relations in SE opportunity emergence, illustrated by empirical evidence. Our findings demonstrate an agential aspect (opportunity actualisation following a path-dependent seeding-growing-shaping process) and a structural aspect (institutional, cognitive and embedded structures necessary for SE opportunity emergence) related to SE opportunities. These structures provide three boundary conditions for SE agency: institutional discrimination, an SE belief system and social feasibility. Within this paper, we develop a novel theoretical framework to analyse SE opportunities plus, an applicable tool to advance related empirical research. ",
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