Title

‘Profit Is Not a Dirty Word’: Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Social Entrepreneurship

ISSN

19420676

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

111

Last Page

133

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

31268

Comments

Duarte Alonso, A., Kok, S., & O’Brien, S. (2020). ‘Profit is not a dirty word’: Social entrepreneurship and community development. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 11(2), 111-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/19420676.2019.1579753

Abstract

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This exploratory study proposes a theoretical framework based on Max Weber's types of rationality to understand the motivations for and operationalization of social entrepreneurship (SE), drawing from the case of Homebaked, an organization operating in Liverpool, UK. Face-to-face interviews with nine Homebaked's members, including management, were complemented by several on-site observations, industry and consulting report reviews. A juxtaposition between entrepreneurship and SE emerged, in that for-profit principles were implemented to drive and achieve objectives of social causes. From a theoretical perspective, a strong connection was revealed between the findings and all four types of rationality, as postulated by Kalberg.

DOI

10.1080/19420676.2019.1579753

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