Social entrepreneurship’s solutionism problem

Chalmers, D. (2021) Social entrepreneurship’s solutionism problem. Journal of Management Studies, 58(5), pp. 1363-1370. (doi: 10.1111/joms.12676)

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As a child I used to regularly visit New Lanark, a UNESCO world heritage site just south of Glasgow, where I grew up. It was, and still is, a remarkable place that has been carefully preserved to show what conditions were like for workers during the ‘Dark Satanic Mills’ era of the industrial revolution. New Lanark’s significance lies in the utopian philosophy of the owner, Robert Owen, who in 1799 introduced a then unprecedented raft of measures to educate and enhance the social welfare of employees and their families: a significant innovation at a time when children as young as five were expected to work long hours in dangerous and dirty factories.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Social entrepreneurship, social innovation, solutionism.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chalmers, Professor Dominic
Authors: Chalmers, D.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Journal of Management Studies
ISSN (Online):1467-6486
Published Online:01 December 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Society for the Advancement of Management Studies
First Published:First published in Journal of Management Studies 58(5): 1363-1370
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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