Social Entrepreneurship and Social Business: Retrospective and Prospective Research
KeywordCreating shared value
Social entrepreneurship; Social business; Inclusive business; Social impact; Social purpose
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CitationBarki E, Comini G, Cunliffe AL, Hart S and Rai S (2015) Social Entrepreneurship and Social Business: Retrospective and Prospective Research. Rae-Revista De Administracao De Empresas. 55(4): 380-384.
Link to publisher’s versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-759020150402
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