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dc.contributor.authorHaugh, Helen
dc.contributor.authorRobson, P
dc.contributor.authorHagedoorn, J
dc.contributor.authorSugar, K
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-13T16:00:11Z
dc.date.available2022-02-13T16:00:11Z
dc.date.issued2022-03
dc.identifier.issn0921-898X
dc.identifier.others11187-020-00442-9
dc.identifier.other442
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/333975
dc.descriptionFunder: Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
dc.descriptionFunder: Isaac Newton Trust; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100004815
dc.description.abstractEmploying population ecology theory, we examine social enterprise population emergence in the United Kingdom after 2005 when a new organizational form for social enterprise was established. Our density dependence analysis of nearly seven thousand Community Interest Companies finds that survival is positively influenced by age and population densities of both other social enterprises and commercial organizations. Two specific patterns in population emergence are identified: social enterprise survival is more likely influenced by industry than age, a finding that we label the liability of specificity, and their survival benefits from the population density of commercial organizations but not nonprofit organizations, a finding that we label the hybrid-commercial benefit. Our research identifies the liability of specificity as a new concept in population ecology theory and the hybrid-commercial benefit as a contextual influence on social enterprise survival.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectPopulation ecology
dc.subjectDensity dependence
dc.subjectSocial enterprise
dc.subjectSurvival
dc.subjectCommunity interest companies
dc.subjectL26
dc.subjectL31
dc.subjectM21
dc.subjectP31
dc.titleThe nascent ecology of social enterprise
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-02-13T16:00:11Z
prism.endingPage1242
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationNameSmall Business Economics: an international journal
prism.startingPage1223
prism.volume58
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.81392
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11187-020-00442-9
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidHaugh, Helen [0000-0002-5239-262X]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-0913
cam.issuedOnline2021-01-15


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