Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism Development in Mexico: A Case Study of North American Social Entrepreneurs in a Mexican Town

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Enacting social entrepreneurship is about individual engagement, innovative ideas and creating social change. This article challenges this proposition of the individual social entrepreneur, rather social entrepreneurship is to be understood within the facilitating roles of networks through the process of mobilising collective interaction, trust and collaborate activities within networks. This case study considers the increasing flow of North Americans settling in Mexico to be social entrepreneurs. Their tourism-related business often has a social aim, not only generating economic growth but also addressing emerging socio-cultural needs in the Mexican communities. Through their non-profit organizations these transnational social entrepreneurs gain acknowledgment to the extent that they challenge the authorities’ power and even shape the meaning and nature of development. Here network ties and trust are essential factors for the sustainability of the ideas of the social entrepreneurs. We argue that these ties are based on symbolic and concrete practices such as national identity, global imaginaries and transnational practices, which makes it necessary to position transnational social entrepreneurs in tourism within a broader economic, sociocultural and political context and not understand entrepreneurship only as individual engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Entrepreneurship and Tourism : Philosophy and Practice
EditorsRoberto Daniele, Pauline Sheldon
VolumePart III
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2017
Pages195-205
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-46516-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-46518-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesSpringer Tourism on the Verge

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national identity
social change
economic growth
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interaction
community
economics

Keywords

  • social entrepreneurs
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Tourism
  • Transnationalism
  • Network ties
  • Authentic Mexico
  • Social capital
  • North Americans
  • Mexico

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Clausen, H. B. (2017). Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism Development in Mexico: A Case Study of North American Social Entrepreneurs in a Mexican Town. In R. Daniele, & P. Sheldon (Eds.), Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism : Philosophy and Practice (Vol. Part III, pp. 195-205). Springer. Springer Tourism on the Verge https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46518-0_11
Clausen, Helene Balslev. / Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism Development in Mexico : A Case Study of North American Social Entrepreneurs in a Mexican Town. Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism : Philosophy and Practice. editor / Roberto Daniele ; Pauline Sheldon. Vol. Part III Springer, 2017. pp. 195-205 (Springer Tourism on the Verge).
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Clausen, HB 2017, Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism Development in Mexico: A Case Study of North American Social Entrepreneurs in a Mexican Town. in R Daniele & P Sheldon (eds), Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism : Philosophy and Practice. vol. Part III, Springer, Springer Tourism on the Verge, pp. 195-205. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46518-0_11

Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism Development in Mexico : A Case Study of North American Social Entrepreneurs in a Mexican Town. / Clausen, Helene Balslev.

Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism : Philosophy and Practice. ed. / Roberto Daniele; Pauline Sheldon. Vol. Part III Springer, 2017. p. 195-205 (Springer Tourism on the Verge).

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Clausen HB. Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism Development in Mexico: A Case Study of North American Social Entrepreneurs in a Mexican Town. In Daniele R, Sheldon P, editors, Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism : Philosophy and Practice. Vol. Part III. Springer. 2017. p. 195-205. (Springer Tourism on the Verge). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46518-0_11