Barriers to Social Enterprise Growth

Iain Davies, Helen Haugh, Liudmila Chambers

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Abstract

This study investigates the barriers to social enterprise growth. The research employs qualitative case study data to examine the interplay between social enterprise and individual, organizational and institutional barriers to growth. We find that social enterprise barriers to growth are based on values differences, business models and institutional norms. We theorize three strategic responses to overcome barriers to growth: values-based decision-making, leveraging social mission, and anchoring.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Small Business Management
Early online date6 Mar 2018
DOIs
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Mar 2018

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Industry
Decision making
Social enterprise
Business model
Anchoring
Qualitative research
Strategic response

Keywords

  • Sustainability

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Barriers to Social Enterprise Growth. / Davies, Iain; Haugh, Helen; Chambers, Liudmila.

In: Journal of Small Business Management, 06.03.2018.

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