This book focuses on 'research on research methodologies' - an area rarely addressed in social entrepreneurship. Methodological debates are integral to the quest for knowledge and to advancing theories and practices in any field, and, as a multi-disciplinary and emerging field, social entrepreneurship cannot avoid such debates. Providing a fresh perspective on social entrepreneurship research, the book includes contributions from diverse disciplinary settings, e.g. sociology, psychology, social work, anthropology, public policy, economics and management, and discusses the 'methodological challenges' of practice as well as social entrepreneurship research. Rather than favouring any particular method or methodological approach, it acknowledges the diversity of methodological approaches needed to reveal the nuances of social entrepreneurship and promote new knowledge and practices in this promising field.
Satyajit Majumdar is Professor at the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (India), and teaches entrepreneurship, growth and technology strategies, corporate social responsibility and service operations management. He has published research papers and case studies in the areas of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, small businesses growth strategies and corporate social responsibility. He also mentors young entrepreneurs, participates in activities related to entrepreneurship ecosystem building, and serves as a reviewer for various international journals.
Edakkandi Meethal Reji is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (India). His current teaching and research interests include value chains and enterprise development, small business management, inclusive innovations and business models, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development and public policy, and he has published papers on value chains, small business management, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, public policy and rural development. He is also involved in consulting assignments and research projects, and in organising national and international conferences on social entrepreneurship.
Introduction: Methodological Issues in Social Entrepreneurship Knowledge and Practice.- Qualitative Research in Social Entrepreneurship: A Critique.- Methodological Issues and Challenges of Grounded Theory in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Studies.- Use of Semiotics in an Emic Research: Opportunities and Implications.- Investigating Failed Social Entrepreneurship: A Process Research Perspective.- A Sociological Study of Work, Mobility and Enterprise among the Goldsmiths of India: A Multi-sited Ethnography.- Motivational Model of Social Entrepreneurship: Exploring the Shaping of Engagement of Social Entrepreneur.- The Effect of Emotional Intelligence, Empathy and Perceived Social Pressure on Predicting Social Entrepreneurial Intention: A Field Research.- Social Entrepreneur Alliance: Collaborating to Co-create Shared Value.- Social Entrepreneurship and Quality of Life of Beneficiaries.- Entrepreneurship: Nation as a Context.- Social Innovation and Access to Technology and Extension Services for Small-holder Farmers: Insights from three Cases.- Practicing Ethnography in a Social Enterprise: Developing an Internal Critique.