Funded by the Skoll and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundations, this project seeks to uncover the factors that make social entrepreneurship a reality. This research rests on several key assumptions: social entrepreneurs can be organizations as well as individuals, and can exist in all three sectors (public, private, not-for-profit); social entrepreneurs strive towards a common goal of lasting social change; social entrepreneurs undertake pattern-breaking approaches to reach their goal or strive towards a pattern-breaking goal; social entrepreneurship does not require social enterprise; social entrepreneurship can occur in varying degrees of quality and intensity over the lifetime of an organization.
- Light, Paul C. (Fall 2006) Reshaping Social Entrepreneurship. Stanford Social Innovation Review.
- Light, Paul C. (November 2005) Searching for Social Entrepreneurs: Who They Might Be, Where They Might be Found, What They Do. This paper was written for "Research on Social Entrepreneurship: Understanding and Contributing to an Emerging Field", a forthcoming volume from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, funded by the UPS Foundation. It was also presented at the 2005 Annual ARNOVA conference.
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