Factors stimulating social innovation in entrepreneurship: an empirical evidence of inter-organizational alliances in Italy

Zollo, Lamberto, Rialti, Riccardo, Ciappei, Cristiano and Pellegrini, Massimiliano M. (2016) Factors stimulating social innovation in entrepreneurship: an empirical evidence of inter-organizational alliances in Italy. International Journal of Business and Management, 11 (5). pp. 12-21. ISSN 1833-3850

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Abstract

This article will focus on the meaning of social innovation, which could represent the tipping point of the modern entrepreneurship phenomenon, allowing it to reach a larger scale and increase its social benefits. After having described the definition of social entrepreneurship and how it may be influenced by inter-organizational social arrangements, we will analyze the Italian scenario, which is particularly significant for investigating inter-organizational alliances and their social outcomes. Specifically, the focus will be on inter-organizational alliances in the Region of Tuscany, underlining how the Third Sector is capable of creating both direct and indirect effects on social innovation, thus becoming a possible turning point for modern societal evolution. Consequently, the article will conclude with theoretical propositions concerning the direct and indirect effects that inter-organizational alliances have on social entrepreneurship, thus emphasizing the positive outcomes that such interactions have both on the financial equilibrium of the organizations and on their organizational structure.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Subjects: Business and finance > Business and management
Business and finance > Business and management > Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Max Pellegrini
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 16:33
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 15:26
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2995

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