Research Seminar Series – A Practice of Creating Blended Value in International Entrepreneurship

Larsen, N. N. (Oplægsholder)

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragGæsteforelæsning, undervisning og kursusvirksomhed ved andre universiteter


International entrepreneurship research has begun to pay attention to international ventures’ pursuit of social opportunities on a global scale. Entrepreneurs’ indirect contribution to social wealth creation to society has for long been acknowledged, e.g. their creation of new jobs, markets, and technologies. However, some entrepreneurs give particular priority to social and environmental issues and many of these are in fact international. This paper aims to investigate how social and economic value is created and configured in the process of organizing international social opportunities in developing countries. Taking an outset in the “practice turn” movement, bridging individualism and structuralism, this study proposes an integrated understanding of value creation as business model activities within organizations related to managerial efforts but which extends outside organizations in the collaboration with partners and customers and with impact on local communities. The findings from interviews with the founders of three international social ventures highlight the role of the founders’ reflexive actions and the social structure that enables and constrains value-creating activities.
Periode6. jun. 2018
Sted for afholdelseUniversity of Leeds, Storbritannien