The antecedents of social entrepreneurship also require careful analysis which might include societal, organizational and individual variables.
The various interactions among these variables could also spark the recognition of different social
opportunities and determine how entrepreneurs exploit them.
As research matures, greater attention to theory building on the
antecedents of different social ventures becomes a priority.
the milieu within which these entrepreneurs exist
why their ventures succeed or fail can enrich theory building on social ventures
contextual variables that influence different social entrepreneurial
The three types we have discussed in this article could reflect the effective roles social entrepreneurship plays at different
points in the life of their ventures. They might signal the growing maturity of social entrepreneurs in learning how to assemble
resources and pursue different opportunities.
The personality of the entrepreneur, the social mission to be accomplished, and the
munificence of the external environment might also influence the selection of a given type.
Ethical transgressions can hamper entrepreneurs' ability to create social wealth. As a result, the ethical issues associated with
different social entrepreneurial types deserve thoughtful analysis.
Under what conditions are these different entrepreneurs willing
to cut ethical corners? How can social ventures develop early warning systems of such ethical violations? How can new social
ventures curb their founders' potential unethical transgressions? These questions underscore the importance of research on social
entrepreneurship and its ethics.