Social enterprises create “models for efficiently catering to basic human needs that existing markets and institutions have failed to satisfy” (Seelos & Mair, 2004). A balance among social and financial goals determines the success of the social venture, since survival alone is insufficient to achieve social goals (Sharir & Lerner, 2006). By testing the impact of social vs. financial criteria on social enterprise decision-making, we shed light on the question of whether conflicting goals and shifting criteria may lead social enterprises to lose sight of their social mission.
Pavone, Carla and Villanueva, Jaume
"LOSING SIGHT OF THE MISSION? SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DECISION TRADE-OFFS (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 27
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol27/iss23/2