The research literature pays relatively little attention to the long term dynamics of social enterprises. This is an especially important lacuna because all social enterprises contain intrinsic tensions that can lead to long term instability, fundamental transformation or demise. In particular, social enterprises try to balance market success with social impact, and a host of different organizational forms have been devised to achieve different versions of this balance.
|Title of host publication||Patterns in Social Entrepreneurship Research|
|Editors||K. Jill, B. Sophie|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- social enterprise
- social entrepreneurship
- organisational behaviour
Young, D., Kerlin, J., Teasdale, S., & In Soh, J. (2012). The dynamics and long-term stability of social enterprise. In K. Jill, & B. Sophie (Eds.), Patterns in Social Entrepreneurship Research (pp. 217-240). Edward Elgar Publishing .