Welcome our social entrepreneurship seminar blog!
This is a new modality for me, so we’ll learn as we go along. Your advice will is most welcome.
Meanwhile, I am looking forward to your example posts, and comments on each others’ posts.
As a start, I noticed an error in my legitimacy hand-out. While there are many definitions of legitimacy, the progression goes roughly as follows:
Pragmatic legitimacy – it’s technically possible to do something, make an exchange, start a business, develop an industry, etc. Think online ordering a decade ago.
Moral/socio-political legitimacy – the infrastructure needed is in place to do something, make an exchange, start a business, develop an industry, etc. Think about online ordering 5 years ago, once contracts, security, payment terms, etc had been worked out.
Cognitive legitimacy – the something, exchange, business idea, or industry have become taken for granted. Of course one can order online; it’s almost improssible to remember when one couldn’t!
How far along is SE on each of these dimensions?