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    “Assume the following generic case study of a social entrepreneurial project in a community within a developed country. The issue for which the social entrepreneurial program is being establish concerns the growing number of homeless people populating this particular community due to a number of factors including a drastic increase in house forclosures resulting from the sub-prime loan crisis, growing unemployment, police actions against the homeless in neighboring communities, and immigration (legal and illegal). The new homeless are sleeping in abandoned lots, behind stores in alleys, and wherever they think they won’t be bothered. They are building little shelters from cardboard boxes, found sheet metal, and plastic bags found on the street and in garbage cans. Besides the obvious presence of the new homeless population, there is a dramatic increase in panhandling on the community’s street. It is also apparent that many of the homeless appear sick with many in fact showing up in local emergency rooms of community hospitals with a host of different illnesses, most of which
    are due to exposure to the weather, malnourishment, and lack of hygiene.
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    “Assume the following generic case study of a social entrepreneurial project in a community within a developed country. The issue for which the social entrepreneurial program is being establish concerns the growing number of homeless people populating this particular community due to a number of factors including a drastic increase in house forclosures resulting from the sub-prime loan crisis, growing unemployment, police actions against the homeless in neighboring communities, and immigration (legal and illegal). The new homeless are sleeping in abandoned lots, behind stores in alleys, and wherever they think they won’t be bothered. They are building little shelters from cardboard boxes, found sheet metal, and plastic bags found on the street and in garbage cans. Besides the obvious presence of the new homeless population, there is a dramatic increase in panhandling on the community’s street. It is also apparent that many of the homeless appear sick with many in fact showing up in local emergency rooms of community hospitals with a host of different illnesses, most of which
    are due to exposure to the weather, malnourishment, and lack of hygiene.
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    Abstract:
    In this paper we explore how the complexity theory concepts may be applied to social entrepreneurship to generate new insights for theory and practice, along with some of the challenges that social entrepreneurship presents for complexity theorists. The first part of the paper presents definitions of social entrepreneurship and some of the issues associated with the study of this phenomenon, followed by a description of the various types of complexity theory and a proposal for which of these provides a suitable framework for studying social entrepreneurship. The framework chosen is a form of complex adaptive system; the ‘performance landscape’ (Siggelkow & Levinthal 2003). The second part of the paper uses this framework to explore a case study in social entrepreneurship in Ireland: the establishment of a new organisation – “Front Line”. This case provides a singular opportunity to examine how the processes of self-organisation, learning, adaptation and emergence manifest in the early days of a social entrepreneurial venture. In the conclusion, we highlight the insights for theory and practice arising from this analysis and discuss some of the gaps in the proposed framework.
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