Unleashing the power of organizational social capital : exploring the mediating role of social entrepreneurship orientation in social enterprises' performances

dc.contributor.authorLoukopoulos, Argyrios
dc.contributor.authorPapadimitriou, Dimitra
dc.contributor.authorGlaveli, Niki
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-02T20:21:02Z
dc.date.available2024-04-02T20:21:02Z
dc.date.issued2024-02-14
dc.description.abstractPurpose This study investigates the influence of organizational social capital (OSC) on the social and economic performance of social enterprises (SEs) in Greece and the mediating role of social entrepreneurship orientation (SEO) in these relationships. Design/methodology/approach A theoretical framework was developed integrating resource-based theory, OSC theory and behavioral entrepreneurship theory. The data were collected from 345 Greek SEs and structural equation modeling (SEM) with bootstrap analysis was employed to estimate path coefficients. Findings This study shows that OSC positively impacts SEs’ social and economic performance, while SEO mediates only the relationship between OSC and SEs’ social performance. This research offers insights for scholars, practitioners and policymakers in social entrepreneurship by highlighting the significance of OSC and SEO. Originality/value This study contributes to the literature on SEs by integrating resource-based theory, OSC theory and behavioral entrepreneurship theory, presenting a novel comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding SEs’ performances. Additionally, the study advances the understanding of SEO as a mediator in the relationship between OSC and SEs’ social and economic performance. The unique focus on the Greek context provides a valuable setting for examining the relationships among OSC, SEO and SEs’ performances.
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/IJEBR-04-2023-0423
dc.identifier.issn1355-2554
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10889/26966
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectSocial enterprise
dc.subjectSocial capital
dc.subjectEntrepreneurial orientation
dc.subjectResource-based theory
dc.titleUnleashing the power of organizational social capital : exploring the mediating role of social entrepreneurship orientation in social enterprises' performances
dc.typeArticle
oaire.citation.titleInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
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