SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN THE CURRENT CONTEXT: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE LAST 10 YEARS

Marcelo T Okano

Abstract


The term social enterprise has gained notoriety since 2006, when Muhammed Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with Grameen Bank, resulting in a new business concept and the proposal of a new capitalist model. Social enterprises are focused on solving social, economic and environmental problems that have long plagued humanity, such as hunger, disease, pollution and homelessness. Due to the growing literature on social enterprises and the fragmentation of theories and concepts surrounding this term, this study investigates and shows that research on social enterprises develops over time. The research consists of a bibliometric analysis based on citation data from articles, books, and other materials available in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science database. This study analyzed 1063 articles on social enterprises dating from 2008 to 2018, noting that the number of publications on social enterprises changes over time.

Keywords


social enterprise; bibliometric analysis; Web of Science database; WOS

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.23925/2179-3565.2019v10i2p109-122

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