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Understanding and measuring social entrepreneurship

My thesis aims to understand the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship and measure its component dimensions. In particular, the thesis addresses two research gaps in the social entrepreneurship research. The first gap addressed is the resource mobilization during marketing strategy development of a social enterprise in its start-up stage. Social entrepreneurship is a diverse concept constituting … Continue reading

Designing institutions for collective energy action: The roles of renewable energy cooperatives in a polycentric low-carbon transition

The process of climate change mitigation and the transition toward low-carbon energy systems associated with it are probably the greatest collective action problems humankind has ever confronted. According to the conventional theory of collective action, rational agents pursuing their own interest will not participate in collective efforts because they have incentives to free-ride on the … Continue reading

Impact of the Third Sector on socio-economic development of Republic of Croatia

The dissertation researched the impact of the third sector and volunteering on socio-economic development of Croatia. The third sector is conceptualized according to the definition and criteria that include social entrepreneurship and parts of the social economy and sector characteristics, as well as characteristics of the organizations that belong to it. As a theoretical framework … Continue reading

Design-led Approach as Catalyst for New Social Paradigms: Social engagement for empowering vulnerable communities and third sector organisations

The value of design thinking (Buchanan, 1992; Martin, 2009 & Brown, 2009) is highly recognised in the field of business and management studies thanks to the growing numbers of successful design practices and interventions. Design is considered by business companies as one of the most important competences to enhance companies’ competitiveness on the market. The … Continue reading

Mix and Match: Essays on collective dynamics in nascent social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship, as a form of entrepreneurship that combines a social-welfare logic with a commercial logic at its core, is increasingly recognized both in research and practice. However, its distinctive features are still subject to debate. Among these, collective dynamics appear particularly salient both in discourse on social entrepreneurship and in its practice. It is … Continue reading

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