Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Upper-Middle-Income Countries: Social Policy and Sustainable Economic Development Implications

Allan Villegas-Mateos, Mario Vázquez-Maguirre*

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This study aims to explore how a region’s degree of vulnerability influences the perceived level of support toward social entrepreneurship from a social entrepreneurial ecosystem perspective. The study of social entrepreneurial ecosystems (SEEs) constitutes a promising area for its potential to support high-impact entrepreneurs, but they are currently underexplored in upper-middle-income countries. This study also combines a macro-level (countries) and a meso-level (vulnerability regions) analysis to better understand how national policies may affect the perceptions of different ‘regions’ and, consequently, sustainable economic development. This study follows principal component analysis and non-parametric statistics to compare the means of the countries and the levels of regions’ vulnerabilities based on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s regional data from Chilean (n = 276) and Mexican (n = 188) experts. At the macro level, the results show that experts in Chile have a better perception of social policies for social entrepreneurship than their counterparts in Mexico. At the meso-level, experts in high-vulnerability regions have a better perception of the social ecosystem dynamism than those in the low-vulnerability regions. The results contribute to the urgent dialogue to set up strategies that allow upper-middle-income countries and their regions to achieve greater impact and sustainability.

Idioma originalEnglish
Número de artículo729
PublicaciónSustainability (Switzerland)
Volumen16
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublished - ene 2024

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Informática (miscelánea)
  • Geografía, planificación y desarrollo
  • Energías renovables, sostenibilidad y medio ambiente
  • Ciencias ambientales (miscelánea)
  • Ingeniería energética y tecnologías de la energía
  • Hardware y arquitectura
  • Redes de ordenadores y comunicaciones
  • Gestión, supervisión, políticas y leyes

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