A Realistic Theory of Social Entrepreneurship: A Life Cycle Analysis of Micro-Finance


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Using evidence from the microfinance sector; which known as a leading sector of social entrepreneurship; A Realistic Theory of Social Entrepreneurship: A Life Cycle Analysis of Micro-Finance (PDF) attempts to push the boundaries of research in this field. While latest studies consider that commercial enterprises; not-for-profits and social enterprises are formed by entrepreneurs with different personal identities; they do not describe why these personalities may change before they transform their social enterprises; and change further at the stage of progressing into commercial enterprises. Presenting a theory of development and evolution for social enterprises which explores the dynamics associated with change; impact and growth and an in-depth critical view of funding; motivation and profit; this ebook examines how that influences the social mission and enterprise structure in the wake of hybrid and for-profit models and corporate philanthropy. The author brings to attention the ‘cracks’ in social entrepreneurship and asks how they are being filled; institutionally.

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Arvind Ashta,


Palgrave Pivot




138 pages









Table of contents

Table of contents :
Front Matter ….Pages i-xxix
Introduction: The Need for a Dynamic Theory on Social Entrepreneurship (Arvind Ashta)….Pages 1-20
Social Entrepreneurship Theoretical Work Has Been Static (Arvind Ashta)….Pages 21-46
Dynamics of a Life Cycle Theory Based on Developed Country Histories (Arvind Ashta)….Pages 47-64
Evolution of Developing Country Microfinance and Financial Inclusion (Arvind Ashta)….Pages 65-92
Extending the Realistic Theory to a Dynamic Life Cycle Theory of Social Enterprise (Arvind Ashta)….Pages 93-114
Concluding Remarks on Social Entrepreneurship Theory Development, Teaching and Future Research (Arvind Ashta)….Pages 115-131
Back Matter ….Pages 133-138

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