Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: An Exploration of Theory and Practice

Dunkwu, Jude and Obiajulu, Egbunike and Ozuem, Wilson (2016) Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: An Exploration of Theory and Practice. World Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (3). pp. 86-99. ISSN 1838-3785

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Abstract

Social entrepreneurship is a practice that has been ongoing for centuries but is relatively, new, as a field of study. As it continues to develop into a full-fledged field of study it has become imperative to clarify conceptual issues with a view to articulating a robust definition of the concept. While converging the ideas of different schools of thought, existing definitions of the concept of social entrepreneurship are reviewed and analysed, and the concept of social entrepreneurship defined in a way that embraces its key tenets. The activities of catholic missionaries are used as a case study. These social enterprises by the missionaries transformed the areas they were situated; produced world class scholars and professionals, and provided concrete solutions to social issues.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Enterprise, Social Enterprise
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2340.8 Small and Medium-sized businesses, artisans, handcrafts, trades
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Marketing and Retail
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:55
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4338

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