Religious Entrepreneurship

Broadly, entrepreneurship is a process of recognizing an opportunity to create new goods or services (or ways to deliver them) and then acting on this recognition. While we tend to think of entrepreneurs only as individuals or groups who create firms, that is, organizations whose primary goal is to create wealth, social scientists who study organizational emergence and institutional entrepreneurship have begun using the word entrepreneur to describe a whole range of organizational founders. From the kind of low-growth, low-return lifestyle entrepreneurship engaged in by Uber drivers to attempts by social entrepreneurs to address social problems in a scalable and profitable manner, models of entrepreneurship have evolved considerably. Religious (or religion) entrepreneurship, which usually takes the form of church planting or the creation of parachurch ...

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