Social innovation, goal orientation and openness: insights from social enterprise hybrids
Small Business Economics: an international journal
MetadataShow full item record
Hagerdoorn, J., Haugh, H., Robson, P., & Sugar, K. (2022). Social innovation, goal orientation and openness: insights from social enterprise hybrids. Small Business Economics: an international journal https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-022-00643-4
We empirically examine social innovation and openness through a survey of social enterprise hybrids in the United Kingdom (UK). Social innovation refers to new products, processes and services that respond to grand challenges. Social enterprises pursue economic, social and environmental goals but vary in their goal orientation, namely the relative importance ascribed to such goals. We first explore the relationships between commercial, social and environmental goal orientation and social innovation performance. Next, we consider the moderating impact of openness to external knowledge and ideas on social innovation performance. Our analysis finds positive and significant relationships between commercial and social goal orientation and social innovation performance, but no relationship with environmental goal orientation. In addition, the use of external sources of knowledge and ideas positively strengthens these relationships for both commercial and social goal orientation but not for environmental goal orientation. Our results reveal some important influences on social innovation, openness, and hybrid organizing.
We also acknowledge the financial support for our research from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and the Isaac Newton Research Trust (grant number RG69440).
Isaac Newton Trust (1222(j))
Edmond de Rothschild Foundations (via Cambridge in America) (unknown)
Embargo Lift Date
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-022-00643-4
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337285
All Rights Reserved
Licence URL: http://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
Recommended or similar items
The current recommendation prototype on the Apollo Repository will be turned off on 03 February 2023. Although the pilot has been fruitful for both parties, the service provider IKVA is focusing on horizon scanning products and so the recommender service can no longer be supported. We recognise the importance of recommender services in supporting research discovery and are evaluating offerings from other service providers. If you would like to offer feedback on this decision please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org