Ethical judgments about social entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa: The influence of spatio-cultural meanings

De Avillez, Maria Margarida, Greenman, Andrew and Marlow, Susan (2020) Ethical judgments about social entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa: The influence of spatio-cultural meanings. Journal of Business Ethics, 161 (4). pp. 877-892. ISSN 0167-4544

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Abstract

Within this paper, we adopt a qualitative process approach to explore how ethical judgments are influenced by spatio-cultural meanings applied to social entrepreneurship in the context of Mozambique. We analyse how such ethical judgments emerged using data gathered over a 4 year period in Maputo. Our findings illustrate three modes used to inform ethical judgments: embracing, rejecting and integrating. These describe how ethical judgments transpire as participants evaluate social entrepreneurship drawing upon related global normative meanings and those embedded within the local context. This analysis offers a critical contribution regarding how ethical judgments regarding social entrepreneurship evolve from negotiation and interaction within a context of multiple spatio-cultural meanings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethical judgments,process theory,social entrepreneurship,spatio-cultural meanings,sub-saharan africa,business and international management,business, management and accounting(all),arts and humanities (miscellaneous),economics and econometrics,law,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1403
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 14:30
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2022 07:04
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/87391
DOI: 10.1007/s10551-019-04344-z

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