ORGANIZING FIELDS towards a breakthrough in social entrepreneurship By GODELIEVE HELENE JOZEF SPAAS

submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF EDUCATION
in the subject
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
at the
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
(creative commons) by Godelieve Spaas 2016
Supervisor: Prof. Catherine Odora Hoppers, South African Research Chair in Development Education

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