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Scaling up social enterprise: predicament or prospect in a comparative perspective

Dahles, H, Verver, M, Khieng, S, Manders, I and Schellens, N 2020 , 'Scaling up social enterprise: predicament or prospect in a comparative perspective' , Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, vol. 11, no. 3 , 317–342 , doi: 10.1080/19420676.2019.1641136.

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Abstract

This article focuses on the intricate nature of scaling practices insocial enterprise organizations (SEOs). The research is based oncase study methodology in two different institutional environments, the Netherlands and Cambodia. Comparing and contrasting these cases, the article raises questions about ways in whichthe institutional environments affect scaling practices. WhilstDutch and Cambodian SEOs upscale to address market deficiencies in dissimilar institutional environments, the dominant strategyin both cases is to scale for depth impact. Under neoliberal market logic, both institutional environments converge in creatingobstacles for SEOs to fully develop their entrepreneurial potentialand contribute to social innovation.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Dahles, H and Verver, M and Khieng, S and Manders, I and Schellens, N
Keywords: scaling up social enterprise, scaling strategies, scaling social impact, upscaling–deepscaling, institutional environment
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Entrepreneurship
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1942-0676
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/19420676.2019.1641136
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Copyright 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

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