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Williams, D.A.; K’nIfe, K.
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The Dark Side of Social Entrepreneurship
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Allied Academies International Spring Conference
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April 6-9, 2011
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Orlando Florida
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2011
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http:; www.alliedacademies.org/public/proceedings/Proceedings28/AE%20Proceedings%20Spring%202011.pdf
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pp. 67-72
Abstract
This paper is conceptual in its outlook. It provides a new lens through which scholars in the emerging field of social entrepreneurship should view the concept in order to come to a better understanding of the field. It raises the question as to whether or not all enterprises that deliver a social service can be duly classified as social enterprise and be linked to the wider field of social entrepreneurship. This question becomes relevant when the context within which the social service is being delivered is taken into consideration. Garrison communities in Jamaica provided the context within which the current paper analyses the question. The paper argues that the line between violence as a business, which generate funds to support enterprises that deliver social services to ensure power and control by gang leaders and, social enterprise, which deliver social services to transform lives through the creation of social value has become blurred. This, we call the dark side of social entrepreneurship and argue that the discourse on social entrepreneurship cannot ignore this phenomenon, especially in developing countries with a high number of vulnerable communities.....
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