Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


The Development of Social Enterprise in China Chengdu Citys Innovative Practice

Author(s): Shuhui Pan

This article delivers a comprehensive understanding of the development of social enterprise in China. Through the introduction of four representative governments’ practice, especially the city of Chengdu’s innovative practice and the challenges it has been facing, the author tries to argue that in the policy-driven mode, it could be pursuing the quantity increase and explicit standardization at the risk of neglecting humanities venture inside social enterprises. Meanwhile, the relationship among government, market and society determines the social enterprise policy environment and the implementation effects. Further exploring the sustainable social entrepreneurship would become an important subject especially in the current policy-driven mode in China. The further research in the integrative, multistage and multilevel framework could facilitate the built-up of cross-sector partnerships.

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