Social entrepreneurship. The contribution of individual entrepreneurs to sustainable development
AbstractSocial entrepreneurship is a phenomenon that has resisted attempts to establish a clear definition. A focus on organizational structures and/or what constitutes a worthy social cause has created a diverse set of terminology. Observing the positive social impact of entrepreneurs catering to basic needs, this paper recognizes their unique role in efficiently contributing to the achievement of sustainable development goals. From this perspective, the term "social" can be much better defined. The frameworks proposed in this paper should guide much-needed further research and facilitate decision making about more focused support from a financial as well as a learning perspective.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/553.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 03 May 2004
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Social entrepreneurship; sustainable development; value creation; needs;
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