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Hello Class!

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?

Happy blogging!

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