Social innovation & social entrepreneurship: ... of social entrepreneurship, as the latter may...

download Social innovation & social entrepreneurship: ... of social entrepreneurship, as the latter may represent

of 192

  • date post

    21-May-2020
  • Category

    Documents

  • view

    5
  • download

    0

Embed Size (px)

Transcript of Social innovation & social entrepreneurship: ... of social entrepreneurship, as the latter may...

  • Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship:

    Conceptual Insights & Empirical Contributions

    Vorgelegt von

    Master of Arts

    Elena Mostovova

    geb. in Novosibirsk, Russland

    von der Fakultät VII – Wirtschaft und Management der Technischen Universität Berlin

    zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades

    Doktor der Wirtschaftswissenschaften

    - Dr. rer. oec. -

    genehmigte Dissertation

    Promotionsausschuss:

    Vorsitzende: Prof. Dr. Karola Bastini

    Gutachter: Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer

    Gutachter: Dr. Michel L. Ehrenhard

    Tag der wissenschaftlichen Aussprache: 20. November 2018

    Berlin 2019

  • I

    Preface

    During the last few years the concepts of social innovation and social entrepreneurship

    experienced an enormous drive in academic research, civic society discourse and on the

    political agenda. Both concepts are associated with overcoming social challenges of our time

    (e.g. UN millennium goals, UN Sustainable Development Goals 2016). The research

    community discusses how we can support the further development of social innovation and

    social entrepreneurship, regarding the important societal role prescript to both of them (e.g.

    EFI 2016). The phenomena however often appeared in different discourses: Social innovation

    was more on the radar of political institutions and social entrepreneurship was in the focus of

    academic research. At the same time several scholars defined social innovation as a core part

    of social entrepreneurship, as the latter may represent institutional layout to produce social

    innovations (social innovation school of social entrepreneurship). The vagueness and

    heterogeneity of the understanding of both phenomena and its interceptions in academic

    research resulted in complications for the application of quantitative methods and opened a

    gap between political commitment towards social innovation and social entrepreneurship and

    the current state of academic research. The difficulties in understanding of the overall

    population of social entrepreneurs and the ensuing inability to gather full information to apply

    probability sampling techniques, confront the research community with the question on how

    can we still resort to quantitative methods to be able to give empirical based arguments to

    diminish existing gap. Thus taking into account the limitations of a rather young field of

    research, this dissertation sets an objective to contribute to the field uppermost by

    conceptualization efforts and empirical work, which in the end yield relevant and innovative

    insights into the subject.

  • II

    Table of Contents

    Preface ......................................................................................................................................... I

    Table of Contents ...................................................................................................................... II

    List of Figures .......................................................................................................................... VI

    List of Tables ........................................................................................................................... VII

    1. Executive Summary ........................................................................................................... 1

    2. Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 7

    2.1 Motivation & Research gap .......................................................................................... 7

    2.2. Four articles in this dissertation ................................................................................ 10

    2.3 Integrative framework ................................................................................................ 13

    2.4 Empirical setting ........................................................................................................ 14

    3. ARTICLE I: Mapping Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Concepts in

    Academia: Structural Literature Review .................................................................................. 16

    Abstract ................................................................................................................................ 16

    3.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................... 17

    3.2 Conceptual intersections and first systematization attempts .......................................... 19

    3.2.1 Systematization attempts: The concept of social innovation .................................. 19

    3.2.2 Systematization attempts: The concept of social entrepreneurship......................... 21

    3.2.3 Conceptual intersections.......................................................................................... 23

    3.3 Methodology .................................................................................................................. 25

    3.4 Mapping social innovation and social entrepreneurship concepts in academia: The

    results of structural literature review .................................................................................... 28

    3.4.1 Overview of the publishing activity ........................................................................ 28

    3.4.2 Influential journals and papers ................................................................................ 29

    3.4.3 The scope of research areas ..................................................................................... 33

    3.4.4 Definitional analysis ................................................................................................ 34

    3.4.5 Influential concepts ................................................................................................. 35

  • III

    3.5 Final discussion .............................................................................................................. 40

    3.5.1 Conclusion ............................................................................................................... 40

    3.5.2 Theoretical and practical implications .................................................................... 42

    3.5.3 Limitations and future research ............................................................................... 43

    3.6 References ...................................................................................................................... 46

    4. ARTICLE II: Successfully Venturing for Social Change: An Empirical Typology of

    Businesses for the Social Good ................................................................................................ 51

    Abstract ................................................................................................................................ 51

    4.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................... 52

    4.2 Understanding social entrepreneurship: Approaching a phenomenon in evolution....... 54

    4.2.1 First conceptual typology ........................................................................................ 54

    4.2.2 Different types - different social impact? ................................................................ 57

    4.3 Research methodology ................................................................................................... 59

    4.3.1 Data collection ......................................................................................................... 59

    4.3.2 Cluster analysis ....................................................................................................... 60

    4.3.3 Verifying the model ................................................................................................ 61

    4.4 Bricoleur, mediator or constructionist? Evidence on the different types of social

    entrepreneurs ........................................................................................................................ 62

    4.5 Final discussion .............................................................................................................. 68

    4.5.1 Conclusions ............................................................................................................. 68

    4.5.2 Outlook: Practical and theoretical implications ...................................................... 70

    4.6 References ...................................................................................................................... 73

    5. ARTICLE III: Increasing Social Entrepreneurship and its Social Value Generation ...... 78

    Abstract ................................................................................................................................ 78

    5.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................... 79

    5.2 Theoretical background and hypotheses ........................................................................ 82

    5.2.1 Social value generation .....................................................