Journal article

Catalyzing social innovation: is entrepreneurial bricolage always good?

Jill Kickul, Mark Griffiths, Sophie Bacq, Niharika Garud

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Social entrepreneurs face unique challenges in their concurrent pursuit of social and financial value creation to address intractable societal problems. Although social entrepreneurs’ actions have been highlighted as an important source of novelty and innovations, this issue has largely been under-researched so far in the field of entrepreneurship. In this paper, we explore the role of social entrepreneurs’ bricolage behavior in enabling the creation of innovations within resource-constrained environments, called ‘catalytic innovations’. In addition, we investigate situations in which an over-reliance on bricolage may hamper social entrepreneurs’ ability to look for new resources crucial to ..

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