Innovation in the face of tension: Lessons from a sustainable social enterprise

Malhotra, Aastha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2509-1239 (2016) Innovation in the face of tension: Lessons from a sustainable social enterprise. In: Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. Routledge Research in Sustainability and Business. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, United States, pp. 170-186. ISBN 9781138812666


Abstract

The importance of recognising and addressing social and environmental issues through long-term and sustainable solutions is well-established. Recent years have seen a rise in the popularity and acceptance of entrepreneurship as a tool to not only provide these solutions, but also develop enduring products and processes, preserve nature and ecosystems, reduce environmental degradation as well as deliver economic and non-economic benefits (Cohen and Winn, 2007; Dean and McMullen, 2007; Shepherd and Patzelt, 2011). This has resulted in the emergence of a promising field of enquiry termed as sustainable entrepreneurship, that is informed by literature on sustainable development, entrepreneurship, ecopreneurship, environmental entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship among others (Mair and Marti, 2006; Lu, 2014; Schaltegger and Wagner; 2010; Shepherd and Patzelt, 2011). Contributing to the above discussion, the proposed chapter will explore the sustainability dimensions relevant to social enterprises and examine the tensions that arise in their pursuit as well as practices used to resolve them in the context of the Indian nonprofit and social enterprise landscape.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 23:40
Last Modified: 26 May 2022 03:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: social innovation, case study
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350708 Not-for-profit business and management
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440407 Socio-economic development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150302 Management
20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315748665
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47542

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