Recent literature has highlighted the relevance of partnerships in scaling social enterprises but has not explored the dynamics whereby these partnerships are created and developed. This chapter provides some preliminary evidence of how partnerships can be used to overcome the resistance limiting the growth of social entrepreneurship and the sustainability of socially inclusive initiatives.
We would like to thank all the participants to the Workshop “Organizing Supply Chain Processes for Sustainable Innovation in the Agri-Food Industry” held at Politecnico di Milano in October 2015 who gave us stimulating inputs from which this chapter moved on. We would also thank Professor Worley for his commitment and his valuable suggestions for the chapter.
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