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Creative legitimacy

Social ventures in authoritarian countries should combine ‘protective disguise’ with ‘harmonious advocacy’, says study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. Dr Jochem Kroezen Social ventures provide increasingly important services in countries seen as “authoritarian”, but have frequently aroused suspicion and…

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Social ventures can risk drawing dangerous attention from the government and police in authoritarian countries.

Radical cultural entrepreneurship

How do social enterprises emerge in 'extreme' situations? Research from Cambridge Judge and Naples University examines how a social cooperative launched in a mafia-riddled town in southern Italy. How do organisations that operate in extreme situations legitimise themselves? One way…

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Ercolano, Italy.

Fish out of water

New study co-authored by Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge Business School says new ventures obtain 'legitimacy' not through one-off activity but through a gradated process in which acceptance ebbs and flows along with shifting expectations. Professor Paul Tracey What…

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2018 Brainfood: Fish out of water.