I find myself quite often in the situation to explain to curious people what is the specificity of the social entrepreneurship sector. I think I will refer them to start to this two schemas on economics sectors.
The first one is a simplified version of the three economics sectors.
The second is Pearce’s depiction of the three economic systems and the social economy. He add the scale of action parameter and get into more details about the social sector, where social entrepreneurs operates. You have to keep in mind that Mr Pearce as an English point of view on the definition of social entrepreneurship.
I think I’ll make a specific post on the differences on definition by countries. This would be too long for tonight. 🙂