National context matters: influence of national business system on social enterprises in Scotland and India

Sreevas Sahasranamam, Christopher Ball

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Abstract

In recent years, social entrepreneurship has attracted increasing attention thanks to existing successful initiatives such as the Ashoka Foundation (Ashoka, 2015), a global network of social entrepreneurs, and the work of social entrepreneur and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus (Yunus, Moingeon, and Lehmann-Ortega, 2010). This has led to a flourishing academic research stream seeking to understand the phenomenon of social enterprise (Dacin, P. A., Dacin, and Matear, 2010; Fayolle and Matlay, 2010). Recent research in social entrepreneurship has also stressed the need to understand the effects of the institutional context on social enterprise (Doherty, Haugh, and Lyon, 2014; Zahra, Rawhouser, Bhawe, Neubaum, and Hayton, 2008). As an attempt to respond to this need, we examine the cases of two social enterprises, one operating in a developed country context, namely Scotland, and the other in a developing country context, namely India.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Small Business Social Responsibility
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives
EditorsLaura J. Spence, Jedrzej George Frynas, Judy N. Muthuri, Jyoti Navare
Place of PublicationCheltenham
Pages23-46
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • social entrepreneurship
  • Scotland
  • India
  • national business systems
  • institutional theory

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