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Social Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas: A Sports Club’s Mobilization of People, Money and Social Capital
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law. (Samhällsentreprenörskap och regional utveckling)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2951-9204
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law. (Samhällsentreprenörskap och regional utveckling)
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, E-ISSN 1741-8054, Vol. 29, no 2, 199-216 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is about the growth, roots and concerns of social entrepreneurship in a small, peripheral society, where the sports club has taken over common public responsibilities and become a change agent for the community development. The aim is to contribute to the knowledge about the conditions and challenges of social entrepreneurship when the voluntary sector in the form of a sports club takes over traditional public commitments in small, rural societies. An exploratory case study approach is used. The club's social embeddedness is found to have given it credibility in the local society, and its geographical proximity has turned it into a bricoleur, while its ability to mobilise critical resources has been key to its success as a social entrepreneur. The study contributes to the growing field of social entrepreneurship with empirical evidence on how volunteers can serve as important change agents in rural local societies.

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2016. Vol. 29, no 2, 199-216 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26413DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2016.078706OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-26413DiVA: diva2:881904
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Available from: 2015-12-11 Created: 2015-12-11 Last updated: 2016-12-12Bibliographically approved

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