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B Corp Entrepreneurs

Analysing the Motivations and Values behind Running a Social Business

Authors: Roth, Florentine Mariele Sophie, Winkler, Ingo

  • Places special emphasis on the largest B Corp community in Latin America and the key role it plays in the Latin American B market.
  • Explores the motivations of socially-driven entrepreneurs, who are not solely focused on creating profit
  • Addresses the theoretical and practical implications of hybrid organisations, with future directions for research
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About this book

Highlighting the motivations of B Corp entrepreneurs in Chile, this book explores the phenomenon behind for-profit organisations that are committed to social and ecological sustainability as well as human welfare. By examining the personal and social drivers of businesses which are not solely focused on profit-making, the authors reveal a dual orientation that is an important factor in the creation of hybrid organisations. Offering an in-depth study of B Corp entrepreneurs in Chile, the largest B Corp community outside of North America, this pioneering book challenges dominant assumptions that there is only one ideal type of entrepreneur and argues that the values of the purely profit-driven and purely social-driven do in fact intersect. An enlightening read for researchers of social business and sustainability, this book analyses perceptions towards success, and the desire to solve environmental problems, underlining a fundamental aspect of the entrepreneur’s personal value structure.

About the authors

Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth is an independent researcher and currently works at Ashoka, the world’s leading organisation in the promotion of social entrepreneurship. Here, she dedicates her time to identifying leading social entrepreneurs with transformative ideas and providing them with the support they need to thrive.

Ingo Winkler is Associate Professor of Organisation Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. In his research he focuses on the motivations and social consequences of human interaction within organisations. He is particularly interested in alternative forms of organising which have the potential to create a just and sustainable world.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Challenging the Traditional Way of Doing Business

    Roth, Florentine Mariele Sophie (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • The B Corp Movement

    Roth, Florentine Mariele Sophie (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Values and Motivations of B Corp Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurs

    Roth, Florentine Mariele Sophie (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Schwartz’ Values and Motivation Theory

    Roth, Florentine Mariele Sophie (et al.)

    Pages 37-44

  • The Study: B Corp Entrepreneurs in Chile

    Roth, Florentine Mariele Sophie (et al.)

    Pages 45-59

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90167-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90166-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
B Corp Entrepreneurs
Book Subtitle
Analysing the Motivations and Values behind Running a Social Business
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90167-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90167-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90166-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 113
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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