Editor Papa Research May 29, 2019

Towards Cooperative With Competitive Alliance: Insights Into Performance Value in Social Entrepreneurship

The advantage of competitive atmosphere in business has a significant role in helping to enhance productivity. It is necessary to empower competitive awareness with cooperative engagement to give clear understanding for core guideline and insightful view on promoting social entrepreneurship. This chapter attempts to explore the initiated engagement between cooperative and competitive concern paid attention in the particular way among the firms along with increasing popularity to achieve certain objectives like growing the business with entrepreneurship. The finding reveals that attracting growing amounts of cooperative and competitive alliance should be strengthened to gain the feedback and insights into performance value in social entrepreneurship where this is eventually integrated with the entrepreneurship in a way that underlies the value to run the potential business. This chapter is supposed to contribute significant insights into exploring the key role of strategies to give the beneficial feedback to perform continuous improvement in social entrepreneurship.[1]

Social Entrepreneurship Research: Past Achievements and Future Promises

The past decade has witnessed a surge of research interest in social entrepreneurship (SE). This has resulted in important insights concerning the role of SE in fostering inclusive growth and institutional change. However, the rapid growth of SE research, the emerging nature of the literature, and the fact that SE builds on different disciplines and fields (e.g., entrepreneurship, sociology, economics, ethics) have led to a rather fragmented literature without dominant frameworks. This situation risks leading to a duplication of efforts and hampers cumulative knowledge growth. Drawing on 395 peer-reviewed articles on SE, we (1) identify gaps in SE research on three levels of analysis (i.e., individual, organizational, institutional), (2) proffer an integrative multistage, multilevel framework, and (3) discuss promising avenues for further research on SE. [2]

Social Impact Measurement: Current Approaches and Future Directions for Social Entrepreneurship Research

Despite the importance of social impact to social entrepreneurship research, standards for measuring an organization’s social impact are underdeveloped on both theoretical and empirical grounds. We identify a sample of 71 relevant papers from leading (FT50) business journals that examine, conceptually or empirically, the measurement of social impact. We first describe the breadth of definitions, data sources, and operationalizations of social impact. Based on this analysis, we generate a typology of four approaches to conceptualizing social impact, which we use to organize insights and recommendations regarding improved measurement of the social impact of entrepreneurial ventures. [3]

The “competent child” in times of crisis: a synthesis of Foucauldian with critical discourse analysis in Greek pre-school curricula

Late modern children usually have school experiences from a very young age. Therefore, official educational discourses have the potential to shape their everyday life and subjectivity. The objective of this article is to explore the forms of knowledge that were produced around early childhood and schooling by the two most recent curricula of the Greek pre-school educational system in an era of crisis. In this framework, a discourse analytical approach is proposed which combines Foucauldian with critical discourse analysis. From the analysis, it appears that both curricula actively engage in the discursive struggle for hegemony in society, producing a specific understanding of childhood and schooling. In particular, according to the analysis, both curricula echo a neo-liberal discourse, which could exert a specific ideological power upon young children’s subjectivity. However, it was found that the most recent curriculum is even more focused on the neo-liberal ideological project. This conceptual shift could be understood in the current context of the hegemony of the neo-liberal ideology in the social field. Moreover, it was found that both curricula contain several child-oriented elements, crafting the image of “the competent child”. However, these elements could probably function as a subtle instrument for further achieving the aims of the neo-liberal hegemonic discourse for antagonism and entrepreneurship. As children do not passively receive the content addressed to them, future research on the relationship between representations and subjective experiences is deemed necessary. [4]

Attitudes of the Rural People towards Social Entrepreneurship in the Punjab Province, Pakistan

Currently, there is much debate concerning the role of social entrepreneurship in sustainable development, as well as the environmental factors important to the emergence and implementation of social initiatives. This study was conducted to determine the attitudes of rural people toward social entrepreneurship in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. The cluster sampling technique was employed to select 112 rural respondents from 3 villages. The primary data was collected by the use of pre-tested interview schedule during the period from March to May 2017. The study findings revealed that 52.7% of the rural population had positive attitudes toward social entrepreneurship. Results of the Pearson correlation test indicated that the education level of the rural population was found to be significantly correlated with attitudes toward social entrepreneurship. The study recommended that governments create an environment conducive to the fostering of positive attitudes toward social entrepreneurship among rural populations of the study area.[5]


[1] Huda, M., Qodriah, S.L., Rismayadi, B., Hananto, A., Kardiyati, E.N., Ruskam, A. and Nasir, B.M., 2019. Towards Cooperative With Competitive Alliance: Insights Into Performance Value in Social Entrepreneurship. In Creating Business Value and Competitive Advantage With Social Entrepreneurship (pp. 294-317). IGI Global. (Web Link)

[2] Saebi, T., Foss, N.J. and Linder, S., 2019. Social entrepreneurship research: Past achievements and future promises. Journal of Management45(1), pp.70-95. (Web Link)

[3] Rawhouser, H., Cummings, M. and Newbert, S.L., 2019. Social impact measurement: Current approaches and future directions for social entrepreneurship research. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice43(1), pp.82-115. (Web Link)

[4] The “competent child” in times of crisis: a synthesis of Foucauldian with critical discourse analysis in Greek pre-school curricula

Yannis Pechtelidis&Anastasia G. Stamou

Palgrave Communications volume3, Article number: 17065 (2017) (Web Link)

[5] Kassem, H. S., Aldosari, F., Muddassir, M. and Kayani, A. (2018) “Attitudes of the Rural People towards Social Entrepreneurship in the Punjab Province, Pakistan”, Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 27(4), pp. 1-11. doi: 10.9734/AJAEES/2018/44525. (Web Link)

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