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Competency Model of Social Entrepreneurs: Learning from Successful Indonesian Social Entrepreneurs


  • Purnaning Dhyah Guritno

    (Post Graduate School, Universityof Airlangga, Surabaya,Indonesia)

  • Haryono Suyono

    (Post Graduate School, Universityof Airlangga, Surabaya,Indonesia)

  • Merinda H. C. Pandowo

    (Post Graduate School, Universityof Airlangga, Surabaya,Indonesia)


Social entrepreneur competencies which drive social business success and how these competencies are developed, unfortunately have not clear yet.This study aims tobuild a competency model for social entrepreneurs and to find out pattern (in method, period, sources) for developing competencies by studying successful Indonesiansocial entrepreneurs. The reports on social entrepreneur competency model presented in this paper. This researchadopt qualitativeapproach using multiple case study design.Data collected by indepth interviewing 29 informants, studying documents and conducting field observation in eight cities. Resultsshow that successful social entrepreneurshave shared competencies which indicate existence of social entrepreneur competency model. The result of this studycomplements empirical studies in socialentrepreneurs’ competencies by showing competenciesthat drive success of social business i.e: Achievement orientation, Persistence, Initiative, Courageto takeopportunities, Networking, Influencing others, Team leadership, Developing others, Teamwork-Colaboration, Orientation to help and serve others, Mission orientation, Affiliate interest, Creative thinking.The finding has direct implication on social entrepreneur education and development programs included method, materials, design and sources of development because the competencies determine the success constitute mostly of attitudes, motives and traits instead of knowledge and skills. Key Words:Competency, Model, Framework, Social Entrepreneur, Development

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  • Purnaning Dhyah Guritno & Haryono Suyono & Merinda H. C. Pandowo, 2019. "Competency Model of Social Entrepreneurs: Learning from Successful Indonesian Social Entrepreneurs," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 8(3), pages 94-110, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:8:y:2019:i:3:p:94-110

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