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July 15, 2010

On the scalability of social entrepreneurship:

How many businesses would start from scratch and go to scale if we didn’t have venture capital? If we didn’t have banking and financial infrastructure to support business growth? If we didn’t have business schools? We have a very elaborate support structure for business entrepreneurs. How well would they do without it? My guess is not so well. Without something similar for social entrepreneurship, we can’t expect to see the same kind of scaling and impact.

From an interview with J. Gregory Dees, professor at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2010 10:54 am

    Thanks for linking to this post on Dowser!
    – Emily

    • July 15, 2010 11:03 am

      You’re very welcome, Dowser’s one of my favorites!

  2. Matt permalink
    July 20, 2010 8:26 am


    • July 20, 2010 9:19 am

      Hi Matt. Is this a sign that you are planning on becoming a regular commenter? That would be ideal.

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