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Inventory of social entrepreneurial methods/tools for PC3 implementation: the business perspective

Lansink, C. (2013) Inventory of social entrepreneurial methods/tools for PC3 implementation: the business perspective.

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Abstract:This thesis tries to identify the factors contributing to succesfully operating in BoP markets. Literature review was used to identify success factors for traditional businesses, this revealed several factors in 4 different categories. A working definition for social entrepreneurship was introduced and used as a tool to identify social entrepreneurs and invite them to participate in an online survey. A total of 53 social entrepreneurs were invited to participate of which 8 completed the survey. The survey contained 29 questions in the 4 different categories as were found in literature review. The survey was used to test if these factors would also apply to social entrepreneurship. Most factors as found in the literature review, that applied to tradtitional entrepreneurship, also apply to social entrepreneurs. A second goal of this thesis was to contribute to the development of a viable business model for social entrepreneurs. This research showed that existing business models mostly lack the social mission of the social entrepreneurs. In order to develop a viable business model for social entrepreneurship the empathy should move towards the social mission. In order to get a permanent place in the world, social entrepreneurship needs to keep developing itself.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration BSc (56834)
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