Department/School

Catholic Studies

Date

2021

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Social entrepreneurship, Catholic social teaching, Common good

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12030173

Abstract

In this paper, we propose that unreflective use of the term social entrepreneurship may perpetuate the idea that “entrepreneurship” is largely a financial and private reality and that this view of entrepreneurship will eventually trivialize or perhaps undermine the important benefits and the real intentions behind the social entrepreneurship movement. We believe that Catholic Social Teaching can shed important light on this dilemma by emphasizing three specific strategies inherent to entrepreneurship when assessing the moral contribution of the firm. As a result, we argue for the principles of good goods, good work and good wealth as an alternative framework for all good entrepreneurial venture.

Published in

Religions

Citation/Other Information

Naughton, M. J., & McVea, J.F. (2021). Enriching social entrepreneurship from the perspective of catholic social teaching. Religions (Basel, Switzerland ), 12(3), 173–. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12030173

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