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From the Caterpillar to the Butterfly: Social Entrepreneurship as a New Social Force in China.

Stegemann, Sven (2010)
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
This mainly explorative study examines the nature and environmental conditions of Social Entrepreneurship in China. It makes use of the theory of the network society, which allows to analyze the relationship of three mutually related elements: the global network, the changing role of the nationstate, and the question of identity. The last factor is, as will be argued, closely related to social movements, such as Social Entrepreneurship. The theory will help to provide an idea of how and why Social Entrepreneurship is constructing itself in the current Chinese and global setting. This setting will be described in more detail in terms of the Chinese cultural setting, the structure of civic society, and the Chinese political environment. The... (More)
This mainly explorative study examines the nature and environmental conditions of Social Entrepreneurship in China. It makes use of the theory of the network society, which allows to analyze the relationship of three mutually related elements: the global network, the changing role of the nationstate, and the question of identity. The last factor is, as will be argued, closely related to social movements, such as Social Entrepreneurship. The theory will help to provide an idea of how and why Social Entrepreneurship is constructing itself in the current Chinese and global setting. This setting will be described in more detail in terms of the Chinese cultural setting, the structure of civic society, and the Chinese political environment. The combination of these insights in turn will lead to a description of the status quo. In that part, the emerging market of Social Entrepreneurship in China and the specific and important role of the internet will be investigated in more detail. In a last part, the insights will be re-examined in order to analyze the crucial factors of a future failure or success of the movement. The conclusion will contain some concrete recommendations for members of the movement in China and elsewhere. (Less)
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Stegemann, Sven
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneur, social enterprise, China, social movement, network society, civil society
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English
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1698205
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2010-10-21 15:20:21
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  abstract     = {This mainly explorative study examines the nature and environmental conditions of Social Entrepreneurship in China. It makes use of the theory of the network society, which allows to analyze the relationship of three mutually related elements: the global network, the changing role of the nationstate, and the question of identity. The last factor is, as will be argued, closely related to social movements, such as Social Entrepreneurship. The theory will help to provide an idea of how and why Social Entrepreneurship is constructing itself in the current Chinese and global setting. This setting will be described in more detail in terms of the Chinese cultural setting, the structure of civic society, and the Chinese political environment. The combination of these insights in turn will lead to a description of the status quo. In that part, the emerging market of Social Entrepreneurship in China and the specific and important role of the internet will be investigated in more detail. In a last part, the insights will be re-examined in order to analyze the crucial factors of a future failure or success of the movement. The conclusion will contain some concrete recommendations for members of the movement in China and elsewhere.},
  author       = {Stegemann, Sven},
  keyword      = {social entrepreneurship,social entrepreneur,social enterprise,China,social movement,network society,civil society
},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {From the Caterpillar to the Butterfly: Social Entrepreneurship as a New Social Force in China.},
  year         = {2010},
}