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.
Palabras Clave: Women’s empowerment, gender equality, social entrepreneurship, social change
Índice de impacto JCR y cuartil WoS: Q3 (2020)
Referencia DOI: 10.1080/19420676.2020.1821753
Publicado en papel: Enero 2023.
Publicado on-line: Octubre 2020.
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, Enero 2023. [Online: Octubre 2020]