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dc.contributor.authorDi Matteo, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-10T15:43:14Z
dc.date.available2017-07-10T15:43:14Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/12833
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines how social enterprises – organizations that use marketplaces to create both social and economic value – compete with one another and how they perceive of other social enterprises. I conducted a study in which I interviewed key executives of social enterprises in the second-hand textile marketplaces within North America and examined their perceptions of rivalry. My findings suggest that social enterprises categorized and developed mental models for how they perceived rivalry with other social enterprises. Specifically, the categorization of the type of social value that another social enterprise creates, and a subsequent identity comparison and orientation, led to different rivalrous responses: compassionate, marketplace, and ideological. My study builds upon perceptions of rivalry and examines a growing form of organizing: social enterprises.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectCompetitionen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational Identityen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionen_US
dc.subjectRivalryen_US
dc.subjectSocial Enterprisesen_US
dc.titlePerception of Competition Among Social Enterprisesen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Business Programsen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Businessen_US


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