Call for papers on social business models – Deadline 30 April 2014

The “Social Business” journal is seeking contributions that explore social business models. The guest editors, Alejandro Agafonow (ESSCA School of Management, France), Cam Donaldson (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK), and Thomas Hoerber (ESSCA School of Management, France) are inviting contributions that deal with the following issues:

  • What are the implications of the spread of the social business model for economic efficiency?
  • Is the conventional wisdom of economic efficiency flawed in light of the social business model, or vice versa?
  • Can precedents to the social business model be found in the history of economic and organisational thought?
  • Does the pricing method of social businesses differ from that of for-profits?
  • How do social businesses reconcile marketability and mission-related outcomes?
  • How can the performance of a social business be gauged if profit margins are secondary to the goal of the enterprise?
  • How effective is a social business compared to a charity in achieving mission-related outcomes?
  • Can social businesses prevent mission drift, and if so, how?
  • How does the social business model compare to other models of social enterprise?

The full CfP can be found here.

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