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Organizational Closure Competencies and Scaling: A Realist Approach to Theorizing Social Enterprise

Social Entrepreneurship and Research Methods

ISBN: 978-1-78441-142-8, eISBN: 978-1-78441-141-1

ISSN: 1479-8387

Publication date: 31 July 2014

Abstract

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This chapter demonstrates how to operationalize realist philosophy of science for causal explanations of complex social phenomena and better utilize its theoretical and practical value.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgment

We are grateful to the Rockefeller Foundation and the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University for their continuous support of our research in the areas of innovation and scaling in social sector organizations.

Citation

Seelos, C. and Mair, J. (2014), "Organizational Closure Competencies and Scaling: A Realist Approach to Theorizing Social Enterprise", Social Entrepreneurship and Research Methods (Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 147-187. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-838720140000009014

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