Social entrepreneurship: patterns of development and best practices

Materano, Antonella (A.A. 2012/2013) Social entrepreneurship: patterns of development and best practices. Tesi di Laurea in Politiche di marketing, LUISS Guido Carli, relatore Luca Giustiniano, pp. 104. [Master's Degree Thesis]

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The purpose of this exploratory study is to identify a common path followed by social entrepreneurs, so as to build a comprehensive empirical model. The methodology used is qualitative interviews; in particular, semi-structured questions were addressed to a sample of ten social entrepreneurs, whose answers were transcribed and analysed. The main result is represented by a five-stage pattern followed by social entrepreneurs: each stage is firstly described and further linked to specific challenges that social entrepreneurs face and assets they need during the process. It is fundamental to highlight that some of these stages and challenges are peculiar to social entrepreneurship, differing from regular entrepreneurship. The key conclusion is that it is possible to identify a common pattern that could guide current and future social entrepreneurs. Furthermore, this research paper emphasises best practices and lesson learned from current social entrepreneurs by leaving a powerful heritage to who is interested in make a real change in society.


Bibliografia: p. 98.

Thesis Type: Master's Degree Thesis
Institution: LUISS Guido Carli
Degree Program: Master's Degree Programs > Master's Degree Program in General Management, English language (LM-77)
Chair: Politiche di marketing
Thesis Supervisor: Giustiniano, Luca
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Gabrielli, Gabriele
Academic Year: 2012/2013
Session: Summer
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurs. Exploratory study. Diagnosis and idea. Pilot. Business model. Operation. Scale up.
Deposited by: Maria Teresa Nisticò
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014 16:38
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 23:36


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