Understanding Social Entrepreneurship

Resham Dhakal

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


There are clear international differences concerning the role of SEs (Doherty et.al2009). International research on SEs mostly tended to focus on comparisons between American and Europe (ibid). However, this trend is kept on changing, so the academic literature are emerging that relates to the role of Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America and Asian regions. In each region the definition of social entrepreneur is different. UK’s Social Enterprise Coalition (2003) define SE as an organization that trades in the market for a social purpose and who share three common characteristic ‘ Enterprise orientation’ ‘social links’ and ‘social ownership’. The definition of Social entrepreneurship in Europe is more emphasis on social ownership. EMEs social criteria of ‘decision making power is not based on capital ownership’ also indicate the social ownership in social enterprise. While in contrast to the definition of UK, The SE Alliance (American School of Thought) defines SE as ‘an organization that advance its social mission through entrepreneurial earn income strategies. So the various literature of social entrepreneurship also highlights the international differences in defining SE. This international difference in defining SE stems my motives to study the Nepalese social entrepreneurship context and analyze if the Nepalese SEs characteristic, motives and actions are same or difference then the international SEs (specifically, America, UK and Europe) .

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato29 jul. 2016
VejledereLone Samuelsen


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