Constructing the 'social' in social entrepreneurship: A postcolonial perspective

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In my thesis, I explore the ‘social’ in social entrepreneurship, something that is generally left vague and open-ended in the literature. To highlight the political and ideological character of the ‘social’, I explore how it is constructed and upheld against resistance. I consider how an idea of the ‘social’ became established during the process of a sustainable transition taking place on a small Danish Island. Acknowledging the community resistance directed to this initiative, I adopt a postcolonial lens to shed light on the power relations implicated in the process of constructing the ‘social’.
Effective start/end date2016/03/012021/05/21

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration


  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Postcolonial theory