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Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: A Bibliometric Review and Research Agenda

Sottini, A., Zupic, I. & Giudici, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-6033-1643 (2023). Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: A Bibliometric Review and Research Agenda. In: Academy of Management Proceedings. The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 4-8 Aug 2023, Boston, USA. doi: 10.5465/amproc.2023.46bp


Scholars’ interest in social entrepreneurship (SE) and social innovation (SI) has been growing in recent decades. However, it is still unclear whether social innovation occurs within social entrepreneurship. We address this theoretical limitation via a bibliometric analysis of the intersection of SE and SI theoretical domains. We combine co-citation analysis, historiography, and bibliographic coupling. Demonstrating the recent theoretical evolution of social innovation research under the social entrepreneurship umbrella, we document the beginning of a new trend that can open new research pathways.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: Bayes Business School
Bayes Business School > Management
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