Social Entrepreneurship in Egypt: Towards Sustainable Development in Underprivileged Communities

Mostafa Yamani

Student thesis: Master thesis

Abstract

The thesis investigates how social entrepreneurship contribute to developing underprivileged communities in Egypt, and which factors affect the performance of social enterprises in Egypt. My empirical data consist of observations in underprivileged communities and interviews with social enterprises in Egypt. My theoretical framework is based on social capital, ladder of citizen participation, evaluation of community projects, the role of intermediaries and legitimacy. The analysis section looks at how social enterprises in Egypt perceive their role in developing underprivileged communities, the challenges they face and the forms of support they need in order to efficiently develop underprivileged communities in a difficult environment. I conclude that social enterprises in Egypt contribute to developing underprivileged communities through different activities, primary within the field of education, health care, children/youth engagement and entrepreneurship. The main challenges faced by social enterprises in Egypt are government restrictions, the Egyptian law and the mental-model in Egypt.

EducationsSocial Entrepreneurship and Management, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Graduate
LanguageEnglish
Publication date3 Sep 2019
SupervisorsJennifer Eschweiler