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Social Entrepreneurship on Its Way to Significance: The Case of Germany

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Department of Technology and Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, H76, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Centre for Entrepreneurship, Technische Universität Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 38, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Sustainability 2020, 12(21), 8954; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218954
Received: 14 September 2020 / Revised: 12 October 2020 / Accepted: 22 October 2020 / Published: 28 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social Entrepreneurship, Hybrid Organizations and Sustainability)
The environmental context plays a very important role in the success of entrepreneurial behaviour. Governments used this opportunity by introducing specific programmes, but do social entrepreneurs have a comparable chance of getting governmental support as commercial entrepreneurs do in these programmes? We analyze the EXIST Start-up Grant in terms of likelihood for entrepreneurs following economic and social sustainable development goals (SDGs). Our results indicate that there is a decreased probability to get the EXIST Start-up Grant when following social SDGs. We argue that it is about time to introduce specific programmes for social innovation and/or reassess existing programmes in terms of their openness to social entrepreneurs. View Full-Text
Keywords: social entrepreneurship; government support; sustainable development goals; funding social entrepreneurship; government support; sustainable development goals; funding
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Cagarman, K.; Kratzer, J.; von Arnim, L.H.; Fajga, K.; Gieseke, M.J. Social Entrepreneurship on Its Way to Significance: The Case of Germany. Sustainability 2020, 12, 8954. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218954

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Cagarman K, Kratzer J, von Arnim LH, Fajga K, Gieseke MJ. Social Entrepreneurship on Its Way to Significance: The Case of Germany. Sustainability. 2020; 12(21):8954. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218954

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Cagarman, Karina, Jan Kratzer, Laura H. von Arnim, Kristina Fajga, and Michaela J. Gieseke 2020. "Social Entrepreneurship on Its Way to Significance: The Case of Germany" Sustainability 12, no. 21: 8954. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218954

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