Mapping regional social enterprise ecosystems in India: Framework and indicators

Lina Sonne


In this paper we briefly review social enterprise in the context of India before developing a conceptual framework highlighting the different components that make up a regional social enterprise ecosystem (including entrepreneurs, financial and non-financial support, education and research, communication, collaboration and networks, government policy, and the local economy and context). Based on these, we discuss the availability of relevant data before developing a set of indicators for describing the components in different regional ecosystems across India. This paper is the first of a project documenting nine regional social enterprise ecosystems across India.

Key Words: Social enterprise, innovation indicators

JEL Codes: O35, O33, O17

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