Municipal support for social entrepreneurship
Abbreviated Journal Title
Public Adm. Rev.
GOVERNMENT; NONPROFITS; MANAGEMENT; ACCOUNTABILITY; Public Administration
This study examines how cities he social entrepreneurship - the activity of private individuals and organizations taking initiative to address social challenges in their communities. Based on a national survey and in-depth interviews among jurisdictions with populations over 50,000, the authors find that municipalities help social entrepreneurs by increasing awareness of social problems, and by hewing them to acquire resources, coordinate with other organizations, and implement programs. Nearly three-quarters of cities provide active or moderate support, which is positively associated with the perceived effectiveness of nonprofit organizations in their communities.
Public Administration Review
"Municipal support for social entrepreneurship" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6311.