Bricolage, Collaboration and Mission Drift in Social Enterprises

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Cheung, C, Kwong, C and Tasavori, M (2017). Bricolage, Collaboration and Mission Drift in Social Enterprises. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.
AuthorsCheung, C, Kwong, C and Tasavori, M
Abstract

Increasingly, social enterprises are relying on collaboration with partners to tackle the resource constraints that they face. In this research we focus on the strategy of bricolage to explore whether and how the different types of partner becoming involved may impact on the mission of social enterprises. Grounded in resource dependency and transaction cost theories, we explore how power asymmetry and the nature of involvement may impact on the outcomes of bricolage. Our findings demonstrate that in the more integrated relationships with high power asymmetry, more instances of mission drift might be observed compared to when social enterprises develop the more collaborative or complementary nature of partnerships with symmetrical power dependency, or when the partners’ involvements are mainly transaction-based.

Keywords1503 Business And Management; Business & Management
Year2017
JournalEntrepreneurship and Regional Development
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0898-5626
Publication dates
Print14 Aug 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited31 Jan 2017
Accepted17 Dec 2016
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY 4.0
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