Some great research being done by a team at the Harvard Business School about ‘Emerging Social Enterprise Trends’. While research is still in its preliminary stages, there are a few key trends that are emerging. The first is that social entrepreneurs are primarily focusing on creating change locally, as opposed to transforming the world. Secondly, social entrepreneurs are aiming to create commercially generated revenue rather than rely on donations.
To learn more about this research, read this article: http://www.justmeans.com/Emerging-Social-Enterprise-Trends/51522.html.