New Working Paper by Marine Wulleman and SOCENT professor Marek Hudon, forthcoming in the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, available on-line

Models of social entrepreneurship: empirical evidence from Mexico”, by Marine Wulleman and SOCENT professor Marek Hudon, has been published as a CERMi-CEB working paper (WP 15-024). The article, which is available on-line here, is forthcoming in the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.

Abstract: This paper seeks to improve the understanding of social entrepreneurship models based on empirical evidence from Mexico, where social entrepreneurship is currently booming. It aims to supplement existing typologies of social entrepreneurship models. To that end, building on Zahra et al.’s (2009) typology, it begins by providing a new framework classifying the three types of social entrepreneurship. A comparative case study of ten Mexican social enterprises is then elaborated using that framework. Findings suggest that these distinct typologies are evolving in a dynamic manner, determined by the resources and ambitions of social entrepreneurs. Starting either as social bricoleurs or as social constructionists, social entrepreneurs aspire to become social engineers. Moreover, social constructionists usually present hybrid business models.