Social entrepreneurship in the context of disaster recovery : Organizing for public value creation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1856-1877
Journal / PublicationPublic Management Review
Issue number12
Online published18 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


Social entrepreneurship plays an important role in the recovery of areas struck by natural disasters. However, extant research has overlooked the importance of post-disaster social entrepreneurship and how these entrepreneurs organize to create public value. Using a grounded theory approach, we examine eight cases of post-disaster social enterprises that emerged after super-typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines and explain how the social entrepreneurs develop opportunities and organize to create public value over time. We identify extreme and calculated effectuation as key principles in organizing and how they influence the organizations’ ability to provide public services and their ability to survive. © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Research Area(s)

  • Disaster, effectuation, emergent response group, public value, social entrepreneurship