Selección de tres definiciones de Josep Miró en su blog sobre innovación social. En particular las de:

  • Gregory Dees, de la Universdad de Duke, en el artículo “The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship (1998)”:

“Adopts a mission to create and sustain social value
Recognizes and relentlessly pursues new opportunities to serve that mission;
Engages in a process of continuous innovation, adaptation, and learning;
Acts boldly without being limited by resources currently in hand;
Exhibits a heightened sense of accountability to the constituencies served for the outcomes created.”

  • Sally Osberg y Roger L. Martin en “Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition (2007)”:

“The social entrepreneur should be understood as someone who targets an unfortunate but stable equilibrium that causes the neglect, marginalization, or suffering of a segment of humanity; who brings to bear on this situation his or her inspiration, direct action, creativity, courage, and fortitude; and who aims for and ultimately affects the establishment of a new stable equilibrium that secures permanent benefit for the targeted group and society at large.”

  • La escuela de negocios INSEAD:

“Social entrepreneurship is a process, a logic of action, that can take place in different organizational contexts: a charity, a commercial organization, a government organization, a community organization, or through a new social venture. It is characterized by a set of principles that are typically present: focus on value creation not capture, focus on innovation not the status quo, focus on sustainable solution not sustainable organizations, and focus on empowerment of participants not control.”

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