The Entrepreneurship Process in High-Performing Hybrid Organizations : Insights from Diamond Cab

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region
Subtitle of host publicationPolicy and Cases
Editors Yanto CHANDRA, Linda WONG
PublisherRoutledge
Pages109-125
ISBN (Electronic)9781315670065
ISBN (Print)9781138947498, 9780815368809
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2016

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NameRoutledge Contemporary China Series

Abstract

In the midst of the mainstream taxi business that is driven by profit-maximizing operators and taxi drivers, social innovators are breaking the established model by creating a specialty taxi market that serves a neglected market, i.e., the elderly, the disabled and wheelchair users, using an alternative compensation model and novel taxi design, as well as balancing social and business goals. This chapter summarizes a study of Diamond Cab, perhaps Hong Kong’s (China’s) first and most successful social enterprise, that has created a specialty taxi market from the ground up and quickly gained legitimacy in the new market. The study proposes several factors that explain the success of the social enterprise: a focused strategy, social design orientation, social bricolage, and informal and formal advice networks, as well as biographical variables including personal values, traits, and distress. It concludes with implications for theory, practice and policy making.

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  • social entrepreneurship, hybrid organization, Diamond Cab, performance, Hong Kong

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The Entrepreneurship Process in High-Performing Hybrid Organizations : Insights from Diamond Cab. / CHANDRA, Yanto.

Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region: Policy and Cases. ed. / Yanto CHANDRA; Linda WONG. Routledge, 2016. p. 109-125 7 (Routledge Contemporary China Series).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review