June, 2020

Commercial social spaces in the post-disaster context

  • Stefanie Haeffele

    Senior Program and Operations Director, Academic and Student Programs
  • Alexander Wade Craig

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This paper highlights the role entrepreneurs play in advancing social goals and purposes after disasters, specifically how commercial entrepreneurs can create and maintain social spaces where community members gather to discuss their challenges and strategies for disaster recovery. It highlights the extra-economic role of commercial entrepreneurs and discusses the implications for public policy based on this broadened conception of entrepreneurship.