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Embracing hybridity: A review of social entrepreneurship and enterprise in Australia and New Zealand

Third Sector Review
Volume 21 Issue 1 (Jun 2015)

Abstract: This review of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship scholarship in Australia and New Zealand provides a detailed overview of this hybrid field. It identifies scholars actively researching this field and illuminates the types of research being conducted. The blended concepts of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise have the capacity to be applied in disparate situations to achieve diverse social, economic or environmental goals. The hybridity embedded in this field has the potential to strengthen research capacity. Plural perspectives, blended with innovative ways of investigating, analysing and interpreting data, can build insights and provide robust research results across diverse contexts. Embracing interdisciplinarity, novel theories and multiple modes of inquiry will assist scholars in their examination of complex issues and achieve a richer knowledge base in this distinctive field of academic inquiry.

To cite this article: Douglas, Heather. Embracing hybridity: A review of social entrepreneurship and enterprise in Australia and New Zealand [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jun 2015: 5-30. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=343242093963033;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 23 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Douglas, Heather; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jun 2015: 5-30 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Social entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship--Social aspects; Business enterprises--Moral and ethical aspects; Scholarly publishing; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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