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-Defourny and Nyssens (2008) point out that the term “social entrepreneur” and “social enterprise” has a conceptual diversity. While American foundations and organizations,​ like Ashoka from the mid-1990s focus on the people behind a social enterprise (social entrepreneurs),​ European researchers focus more on the organizations (social enterprise). ​+===== Social entrepreneur ===== 
 +Defourny and Nyssens (2008) point out that the term “social entrepreneur” and “[[social_enterprise|social enterprise]]” has a conceptual diversity. While American foundations and organizations,​ like Ashoka from the mid-1990s focus on the people behind a social enterprise (social entrepreneurs),​ European researchers focus more on the organizations (social enterprise). ​ 
 One of the most citied definitions of the social entrepreneur comes from Dees (1998) who states that:  One of the most citied definitions of the social entrepreneur comes from Dees (1998) who states that: 
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 “Social entrepreneurs play the role of change agents in the social sector, by: “Social entrepreneurs play the role of change agents in the social sector, by:
-Adopting a mission to create and sustain social value (not just private value), +  * Adopting a mission to create and sustain social value (not just private value), 
-Recognizing and relentlessly pursuing new opportunities to serve that mission, +  ​* ​Recognizing and relentlessly pursuing new opportunities to serve that mission, 
-Engaging in a process of continuous innovation, adaptation, and learning, +  ​* ​Engaging in a process of continuous innovation, adaptation, and learning, 
-Acting boldly without being limited by resources currently in hand, and +  ​* ​Acting boldly without being limited by resources currently in hand, and 
-Exhibiting heightened accountability to the constituencies served and for the outcomes created.“ (p. 4.)+  ​* ​Exhibiting heightened accountability to the constituencies served and for the outcomes created.“ (p. 4.)
  
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