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Title: Social Entrepreneurship and Public Private Partnerships
Author(s): McQuaid, Ronald
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Editor(s): Montanheiro, L
Berger, S
Skomsøy, G
Citation: McQuaid R (2002) Social Entrepreneurship and Public Private Partnerships. In: Montanheiro L, Berger S & Skomsøy G (eds.) Public and Private Sector Partnerships: Exploring Co-operation. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University Press, pp. 291-300.
Keywords: social entrepreneurs
Public-Private Partnerships
social capital
entrepreneurship behaviour
Issue Date: 2002
Date Deposited: 7-Jul-2015
Abstract: Social entrepreneurs have an important role in the creation and development of Public Private Partnerships. They effectively lead innovative and entrepreneurial changes in social organisations or arenas which have not-for-profit motives. Social entrepreneurs: focus upon social issues; systematically apply new perspectives and innovations to relevant opportunities; and change what their organisation produces, how the services are produced and/or how their organisations operate. This paper discussed the characteristics and behaviour of social entrepreneurs. It argues that they have an important role in creating social capital, which is essential to Public Private Partnerships in areas such as urban regeneration and local economic development. It also considers how social entrepreneurs can bridge social and commercial objectives through business organisations such as community businesses or co-operatives. As social entrepreneurs can be seen as a form of behaviour, those working in business or other areas may act as social entrepreneurs when acting in their individual capacity.
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