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Social entrepreneurship in the Netherlands: Factors that influence the user innovator to become a social entrepreneur

Ströbele, A. (2015) Social entrepreneurship in the Netherlands: Factors that influence the user innovator to become a social entrepreneur.

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Abstract:There is evidence that user innovators do not only fulfill a commercial or industrial need, but are also increasingly fulfilling a social need with their innovation. However, there is limited research available that explores this phenomenon. This study analyzes the factors that might influence a user innovator to become a social entrepreneur by setting the research under the umbrella of the theory of planned behavior. The results are based on retrospective secondary survey data from the year 2009, collected by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and Panteia/EIM research program. The data includes inquiries about the prevalence of social entrepreneurship and user innovation. The identified factors knowledge, experience and skills, and also social influence positively and significantly influence user innovators to become social entrepreneurs. The results give empirical insights to a potential relationship between two distinct concepts and new directions for future research.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68538
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