The circular, step by step - three core domains, social entrepreneurship model

Limor Yehuda, Sagit Barel-Shaked, Labib Shami, Cohen Gil, Osnat Akirav, Arie Herscovici

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The field of social entrepreneurship introduces the required entrepreneurial behaviours that might facilitate the achievement of the aspired social value in social enterprises. However, the core domains, which are at the base of social enterprises and might contribute to achieving social value are not discussed in the literature. The current study aimed to reveal these core domains, while formulating a relevant working model, which is based on a case study of 'the New Guard organisation', an organisation that aims to reduce agricultural crime. In-depth interviews were conducted with leading figures in the organisation and media articles, and formal governmental reports were analysed. The study's findings yielded a circular, multi-step - three-core domain social entrepreneurial model, relating to the establishment and operation of a social enterprise. The model demonstrates the central role of the human, the material, and the operation method domains in social enterprises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-452
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes

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  • behaviour characteristics of social entrepreneur
  • core domains in entrepreneurship
  • crime reduction
  • social enterprise establishment
  • social enterprise operation
  • social entrepreneurs
  • social entrepreneurship working model
  • third sector organisations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics


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