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By K. Hockerts, J. Mair, J. Robinson

During the last few years social entrepreneurship has grown as a learn box. during this third quantity within the sequence, contributions discover questions of values in social entrepreneurship in addition to the identity and exploitation of social venturing possibilities.

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Economic sociology has elaborated the process whereby types of social influence are promoted; this has led to a focus on the concept of embeddedness (Polanyi 1944, and Granovetter 1995), differentiating between ‘relational embeddedness’ and ‘structural embeddedness’. The former refers to the nature of personal relations between economic actors, and the latter to the broader network of social relations to which they belong. Social networks (with widely different characteristics of density, centrality, size and clustering), provide one of the most important contexts for trust, norms and expectations influencing the interactions to be established and thus for social capital to be developed and reproduced.

2006). Yet these stakeholder communities are vital to nascent ventures in resourceconstrained environments. There remains much interesting research to be done on the role played by the collective, investors, volunteers and other stakeholders in acquiring and utilizing resources. Institutional effects on social enterprise A third stream of research focuses on the effect of institutions on social enterprise. Institutions are defined here as the humanly derived constraints that structure human interaction.

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