Are entrepreneurship, communities, and social transformation related?

Maria Daskalaki, Daniel Hjorth, Johanna Mair

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This article explores new forms of organizing (and organization creation) in relation to entrepreneurship and social transformation. In particular, in the dialogue that follows in this issue, we initiate a discussion regarding the ways through which social transformation is or can be related to community action and public and/or social entrepreneurship. By focusing on socioeconomic environments in flux, we suggest that emerging alternative initiatives are not simply oppositional, resistance forces, but new organizing assemblages that co-constitute new social realities that urgently need to be actualized. We conclude the article with a number of theoretical propositions, which as we suggest, instigate the study of embedded and socially transformative organizing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-423
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2015


  • entrepreneurship
  • transformation
  • community involvement

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