Social entrepreneurship in developing economies: the case of Mozambique

De Avillez, M.M. ORCID: 0000-0001-9147-6140, 2015. Social entrepreneurship in developing economies: the case of Mozambique. In: BAM2015 Conference proceedings: [the Value of Pluralism in Advancing Management Research, Education and Practice, University of Portsmouth, 8-10 September 2015]. London: British Academy of Management (BAM). ISBN 9780954960889

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Social entrepreneurship research has tended to employ normative Western assumptions. This paper examines how social entrepreneurship emerges in a multicultural context. It draws on an ethnographic study conducted in Mozambique to explore how multiple logics of action are utilised to give meaning to local social entrepreneurial practices. The findings suggest that social entrepreneurship takes diverse forms in the context of a developing economy, including grassroots indigenous practices. This paper contributes to theory development by bridging different social entrepreneurial activities with repertoires of action at the micro-level which illustrate specific cultural logical frameworks. It also provides a reflexive critique of Western dominant conceptualisations and models of social entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: De Avillez, M.M.
Publisher: British Academy of Management (BAM)
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780954960889
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 17 Apr 2019 14:16
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 14:16

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