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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

The role of human capital on the failure of social enterprises

As the Nobel Prize in chemistry (1904) William Ramsay mentioned the “Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes; yet they are usually left unchronicled.” Unlike cases documenting best practices, cases examining organisational failure are not widely disseminated and analysed. According to Bruno and … Continue reading

2015-2016 Doctoral Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI)

The first session of the 2015-2016 Doctoral Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI) took place at the ESSEC campus outside of Paris on December 11, 2015, bringing together a diverse mix of presentations on philanthropy and social enterprise, as well insight into the nuts and bolts of how to prepare, manage and publish high … Continue reading