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Kauppakorkeakoulu | Johtamisen ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos | Yrittäjyys | 2014
Tutkielman numero: 13598
On the road to understanding social entrepreneurial opportunity process - a multiple case study in Finnish context
Tekijä: Meriläinen, Julius
Otsikko: On the road to understanding social entrepreneurial opportunity process - a multiple case study in Finnish context
Vuosi: 2014  Kieli: eng
Laitos: Johtamisen ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Aine: Yrittäjyys
Asiasanat: yrittäjyys; entrepreneurship; sosiaalinen yrittäjyys; social entrepreneurship; laadullinen tutkimus; qualitative research; yritykset; companies; voitto; profits
Sivumäärä: 82
Avainsanat: qualitative research; laadullinen tutkimus; social entrepreneurship; sosiaalinen yrittäjyys; entrepreneurial opportunity process
Tiivistelmä:
Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to explore how does a social entrepreneurial opportunity process look like in a Finnish context focusing on for-profit social enterprises that have either an explicit or implicit social mission for providing employment opportunities to people. An understanding of how the social entrepreneurial opportunity process looks like is achieved by analyzing two case companies' opportunity processes covering a period from their inception into the execution of operations.

Methodology:

This study was conducted as a cross-sectional multiple case study. The chosen case companies were Finnish originated social enterprises that had in common a social mission related to job creation. Semi-structured interviews were used as the main data collection method.

Findings:

What emerged from this study's findings was that the case companies adhered to a social entrepreneurial opportunity process model that consisted of two separate phases. The fist phase 'recognition of a social problem' was followed by the second phase of 'execution'.
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