Social entrepreneurship and innovation: Self-organization in an indigenous context

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dc.contributor.author Tapsell en
dc.contributor.author Woods, Christine en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-28T00:42:32Z en
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 22(6):535-556 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0898-5626 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15751 en
dc.description.abstract This article explores some of the theoretical insights emerging from work in the field of social entrepreneurship and complexity theory. It draws on a neo-Schumpeterian understanding of innovation as self-organization, as it arises in the process of social entrepreneurship. Drawing on complexity theory, we use the lens of self-organization and complex adaptive systems to consider entrepreneurial activity in Maori communities where innovation occurs through the interaction of the young opportunity seeking entrepreneur (potiki) and the elder statesperson (rangatira). The interplay between these two actors in the Maori tribal community illustrates the double spiral (takarangi) dance of innovation (creation) that occurs at and between the edges of chaos and stability. Two theoretical insights emerge from this research. First, we are reminded that tradition and heritage can form the path to innovation while opportunity-seeking adventurers are necessary if steps are to be taken along the path. Second, the historical and cultural context in which innovation occurs is an important consideration for understanding both social and economic entrepreneurship. en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Entrepreneurship and Regional Development en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.Details obtained from: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0898-5626/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Social entrepreneurship and innovation: Self-organization in an indigenous context en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/08985626.2010.488403 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 535 en
pubs.volume 22 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Taylor & Francis en
pubs.end-page 556 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 243058 en
pubs.org-id Business and Economics en
pubs.org-id Management & Intl Business en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-11-22 en


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