Founding team entrepreneurial experience, external financing and social enterprise performance

Sahasranamam, S. , Lall, S. , Nicolopoulou, K. and Shaw, E. (2024) Founding team entrepreneurial experience, external financing and social enterprise performance. British Journal of Management, 35(1), pp. 519-536. (doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12726)

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This paper examines the influence of founding team entrepreneurial experience (for‐profit and non‐profit) on social enterprise performance and also considers the contingent effects of two forms of external financial capital (commercial and philanthropic finance), through the lens of both human capital and institutional logics. Using a global dataset of social enterprises, we find that non‐profit entrepreneurial experience boosts social enterprise performance. Additionally, we find that having a complementary institutional logics (social or commercial) fit between the founding team's human capital and external financial capital is positively associated with social enterprise performance.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sahasranamam, Prof Sreevas and Shaw, Professor Eleanor and Lall, Dr Saurabh
Authors: Sahasranamam, S., Lall, S., Nicolopoulou, K., and Shaw, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:British Journal of Management
ISSN (Online):1467-8551
Published Online:14 April 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in British Journal of Management 35(1):519-536
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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