Risking more than money? Entrepreneurial orientation in the social context

Eva Balan-Vnuk, Dominic Chalmers

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Abstract

Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) exhibit entrepreneurial behavior that assists them in creating social value. Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) has served as a valuable framework to measure the entrepreneurial proclivity of for-profit firms; scholars suggest however that current EO scales be adapted to take into account the specific antecedents and outcomes unique to the social context. Using multiple case studies of socially entrepreneurial NPOs in Australia and the United Kingdom, this paper investigates the manifestation of risk taking in the social context. The findings reveal a multidimensional manifestation of risk that incorporates both pecuniary and non-pecuniary dimensions, as well as various mitigation tactics employed by entrepreneurial NPOs to maintain legitimacy and satisfy multiple stakeholders.

Conference

ConferenceBabson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Conference
CountryUnited States
CityForth Worth, Texas
Period6/06/129/06/12

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Entrepreneurial orientation
Nonprofit organization
Social context
Legitimacy
Mitigation
Tactics
Entrepreneurial behavior
Risk taking
Multiple stakeholders
Multiple case study
Social values

Keywords

  • social enterprise
  • entrepreneurial orientation
  • entrepreneurial Risk
  • entrepreneurship

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Balan-Vnuk, E., & Chalmers, D. (Accepted/In press). Risking more than money? Entrepreneurial orientation in the social context. Paper presented at Babson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Conference, Forth Worth, Texas, United States.
Balan-Vnuk, Eva ; Chalmers, Dominic. / Risking more than money? Entrepreneurial orientation in the social context. Paper presented at Babson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Conference, Forth Worth, Texas, United States.
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