A Tale of Two Cultures: Charity, Problem Solving, and the Future of Social Entrepreneurship [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 111 (3):321-334 (2012)

Abstract
Two cultures are at play in the field of social entrepreneurship: an age-old culture of charity, and a more contemporary culture of entrepreneurial problem solving. These cultures permeate activities from resource providers to front line operations. Both have roots in our psychological responses to the needs of others and are reinforced by social norms. They can work hand-in-hand or they can be at odds. Some of the icons of the social entrepreneurship movement have spoken harshly about charity, yet most of them rely to some degree, at least early in their development process, on resources that are given out of a charitable impulse. The success of social entrepreneurship requires an integration of values from each of these cultures, in which the satisfactions of giving are correlated with social benefits of rigorous problem solving
Keywords Social entrepreneurship  Charity  Social enterprise  Social innovation  Philanthropy
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10551-012-1412-5
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 43,728
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Theory of Moral Sentiments.Adam Smith - 1759 - Dover Publications.
Ethics.John Dewey - 1929 - New York: H. Holt and Company;.

View all 6 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

View all 10 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Entrepreneurship, Ethics, and the Good Society.George G. Brenkert - 2002 - The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 2002:5-43.
Nature’s Bounty.Geoffrey R. Archer - 2010 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 21:98-104.
Scenario Visualization: One Explanation of Creative Problem Solving.Robert Arp - 2005 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (3):31-60.
Ethics, Management, and the Existentialist Entrepreneur.Daniel R. Gilbert Jr - 2002 - The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 2002:113-124.
Public Entrepreneurship as Social Creativity.Nancy C. Roberts - 2006 - World Futures 62 (8):595 – 609.
Charity Implies Meta-Charity.Roy Sorensen - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (2):290 - 315.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2012-08-17

Total views
77 ( #105,823 of 2,264,657 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
14 ( #58,617 of 2,264,657 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature