Building Ventures through Civic Capitalism
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
An exploratory study of urban entrepreneurs participating in a technical assistance program finds that they focus on the bottom line and often have an explicit wish to improve their community. This integrated combination of economic and social values, a kind of civic-minded capitalism, guides their positioning for growth and yields a business that can best be called a "civic enterprise." A descriptive analysis of qualitative and quantitative research yields propositions for future research on these hybrid business ventures.
Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics
Brush, Candida, Daniel J. Monti Jr, Andrea D. Ryan, and Amy Gannon. 2007. "Building Ventures through Civic Capitalism." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 613, no. 1: 155-177.