• 1. What is the central theoretical argument about social entrepreneurship in this chapter?
  • 2. In tourism as well as in other sectors social entrepreneurs are considered the new agents of social change. Consider how the North American social entrepreneurs contribute to development and the kind of development they promote.
  • 3. Discuss the potentials and limitations of the new alliances between social entrepreneurs and the state.


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Helene Balslev Clausen holds a Ph.D. from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and is currently a researcher and associate professor at the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark. She coordinates the specialization: Global Tourism Development at Aalborg University. Her research interests include: tourism development in the Global South, development, trans-nationalism, mobilities and place/space. She has published extensively on tourism and development, also in acknowledged journals, and edited various books. She has participated in several Latin American research projects and is currently coordinating a major research project in Mexico about social entrepreneurs and tourism development in rural regions.

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