Towards a collective approach of social innovation: The case of the social entrepreneurship in Tunisia

By Yasmine Boughzala

This article aims to understand the extent to which social entrepreneurship contributes to the construction of a collective dimension linked to social innovation. Since 2013, this work has been based on a participant observation of eight major events dedicated to social entrepreneurship or the Shared Economy. In-depth interviews with Tunisian social entrepreneurs were also conducted in order to enrich our corpus. The results show the necessary cooperation of social entrepreneurs for a sustainable and responsible social innovation. Indeed, the analysis emphasizes that the viability and sustainability of a social innovation rests essentially on a collective construction, beyond common social values. JEL Codes: O30, O35

  • Social Innovation
  • Collective Approach
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Challenges
  • Tunisia
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