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How social enterprises nurture empowerment: a grounded theoretical model of social change

B. Pareja-Cano, C. Valor, A. Benito

Journal of Social Entrepreneurship Vol. 14, nº. 1, pp. 29 - 49

Summary:

Our understanding of how social enterprises enable social change is still limited. Empowerment could be a valid mediating construct to explain the processes occurring between entrepreneurial practices and achievement of social goals. Based on an ethnography case study in a South African social enterprise, this study reveals the entrepreneurial practices that contribute to women’s empowerment and the power-accruing processes that provide female workers access and control over resources and a sense of individual and collective achievement that facilitates the rupture of patriarchal gender roles. This empowerment-based model contributes to explain social change processes inherent in the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship.


Keywords: Women’s empowerment, gender equality, social entrepreneurship, social change


JCR Impact Factor and WoS quartile: Q3 (2020)

DOI reference: DOI icon 10.1080/19420676.2020.1821753

Published on paper: January 2023.

Published on-line: October 2020.



Citation:
B. Pareja-Cano, C. Valor, A. Benito How social enterprises nurture empowerment: a grounded theoretical model of social change. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. Vol. 14, nº. 1, pp. 29 - 49, January 2023. [Online: October 2020]


    Research topics:
  • Social inclusion, vulnerability, longevity and wellbeing
  • Green technologies adoption and consumer engagement

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