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To bring construct clarity to the concept of scaling social impact, this paper conducts a systematic review to derive an integrative definition of scaling social impact: "Scaling social impact is an ongoing process of increasing the magnitude of both quantitative and qualitative positive changes in society by addressing pressing social problems at individual and/or systemic levels through one or more scaling paths".
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Why is it important?
Scaling social impact is an important but often poorly understood concept in the social enterprise literature. This paper intends to bring construct clarity to the concept of scaling social impact. Drawing on a systematic literature review, an integrative definition of scaling social impact is provided. This integrative definition makes the concept of scaling social impact more empirically operable. Practitioners could use the five features underlying the integrative definition as a handy tool to accomplish various tasks.
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This page is a summary of: Towards an integrative definition of scaling social impact in social enterprises, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, June 2020, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbvi.2020.e00164.
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