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Social Entrepreneurship as Fetish


Paul Higgins: An interesting perspective on social enterprise. Including:

Despite the tremendous energy and excitement surrounding social entrepreneurship, many nonprofit practitioners find it a highly elusive, difficult topic. I believe that one of the fundamental reasons behind this elusiveness lies within the social entrepreneurship phenomenon itself. More specifically, in contrasting what is being said with what we know about this phenomenon, I have started to believe that in many aspects social entrepreneurship is a fetish, an object of desire—more important for what it symbolizes than for its substance and applicability to nonprofits

Full Story: Non profit Quarterly

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: not for profit, business models, social enterprise,.

Social Entrepreneurship as Fetish

Paul Higgins: An interesting perspective on social enterprise. Including:
Despite the tremendous energy and excitement surrounding social entrepreneurship, many nonprofit practitioners find it a highly elusive, difficult topic. I believe that one of the fundamental reasons behind this elusiveness lies within the social entrepreneurship phenomenon itself. More specifically, in contrasting what is being said with what we know about this phenomenon, I have started to believe that in many aspects social entrepreneurship is a fetish, an object of desire—more important for what it symbolizes than for its substance and applicability to nonprofits
Full Story: Non profit Quarterly
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