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Insights from a systematic review of literature on social enterprise and networks: Where, how and what next?

Littlewood, David, Khan, Zaheer (2018) Insights from a systematic review of literature on social enterprise and networks: Where, how and what next? Social Enterprise Journal, 14 (4). pp. 390-409. ISSN 1750-8614. (doi:10.1108/SEJ-11-2018-068) (KAR id:69163)

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Purpose: This paper aims to contribute to better understanding of where and how network

studied and deployed in social enterprise research. We do this through a systematic review of

trends and developments in this literature, and identify gaps and limitations, culminating in

in this special issue on “Social Enterprise and Networks”.

Methodology: A systematic review was undertaken of social enterprise and networks literature

Entrepreneurship and Small Business subject area of the Association of Business Schools (ABS)

selected wider business and society, non-profit management and public administration journals.

Findings: Analysis of publishing patterns of social enterprise and networks research finds that

deployed. Social enterprise and networks are also being studied globally, using different

wider range of network theories to be utilised. More even geographic coverage is also needed,

outlining systematically the state of current scholarship on social enterprise and networks. In so

we don’t know and where further enquiry is needed. Direction is thus provided for future social

and networks scholarship offers implications for practice and policy.

Value: This paper makes a valuable contribution to social enterprise scholarship. It outlines the

how relationships between social enterprise and networks have been studied, whilst also

providing insights for what next in future social enterprise and networks research.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/SEJ-11-2018-068
Uncontrolled keywords: Social Enterprise; Social Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneur; Social Innovation; Networks; Social Capital; Embeddedness; Actor-Network Theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Zaheer Khan
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 14:14 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:58 UTC
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