Definitions of Social and cultural entrepreneurship
- "Social entrepreneurship means that individuals committed to create social enterprises (for-profit, non-profit or a combination) that combines best business practices with values-based leadership, and with a commitment to the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) or some other expanded metric fo socio-ecological value and corporate responsibility; but cultural entrepreneurship is different from the social one because cultural entrepreneurs recognize the complexity of systemic global problems. Cultural entrepreneurs are more interested in addressing the paradigmatic changes that need to occur to reinvent society. Their work contributes to a shift in consciousness, not only in behaviors" (Kathia Laszlo, 2013). From this sentence we can figure out Kathia thinks social and cultural entrepreneurship are different and the cultural one develops further than the social one. Social entrepreneurship means a business corporate with sustainable development, while culthural entrepreneurship also means a kind of spirit with sloving global problems.
- "Think of cultural entrepreneurship as social entrepreneurship's little sister. Social entrepreneurship has gotten considerable attention in the last decade in terms of resources, investment, and analysis - and deservedly so. Cultural entrepreneurship is different than social entrepreneurship because it is primarily focused on reimagining social roles and motivating new behaviors" (Courtney E. Martin & Lisa Witter, 2011). From these two people's opinion, we can figure out that social entrepreneurship considers about the natural resources most, while cultural entrepreneurship consider about people's social roles and their behaviors more.
- "Several guests argued that the distinction between cultural and social entrepreneurship is extremely useful in helping to convey the value and purpose of their organization's work. Acumen launched to inspire people to see poverty through a solution-oriented, rather than a problem-oriented" (Fenton, 2012). From this sentence, it is obvious that Fenton claims cultural entrepreneourship focus more on how to solve a problem, while social entrepreneurship focus more on figure out the problems and prevent them.
- Self-definition about social and cultural entrepreneurship: I think social entrepreneurship means people have created something new like business corporations with sustainable plans, like a company focuses more on the environment rather than the profit of their products; Moreover, cultural entrepreneurship means people create something special in aspects in which they are good at. For example, a cartoonist draws a series of little stories to show the public that the environment is quite important for people and to indicate people should protect the environment.