By gathering and organizing dispersed knowledge about the SI process in SEs, this paper can help the social entrepreneurs, policy makers and supporting organisations of SEs to direct their attention to appropriate drivers that can enhance the SE’s ability to innovate socially. The study examines how SI can be encouraged and managed effectively in the SE. By investigating the drivers of SI in the context of SE, the authors structure knowledge into three main factors and a four-stage process. 

The main contribution of the article was to improve understanding of how SI is created in the context of SEs, as only 17% of the reviewed articles have any mention of the SI process.

social innovation topicsAdditionally, conclusion is made. SI happens within a system of SI (community, institutions and government) in which SE plays a fundamental role initiating the process, articulating the various actors involved, and balancing social value generation and financial sustainability.

To this end, it uses participatory management tools, organizational learning, partnership networks, adaptation of SI to the local context, and support from community and the government.

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To cite this article: de Souza João-Roland, I., & Granados, M. L. (2020). Social innovation drivers in social enterprises: Systematic review. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development27(5), 775-795.
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This publication has been prepared within SENBS project No. 2020- 1-EE01-KA204-077999. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the project coordinator and may not always reflect the views of the European Commission or the National Agency.