Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Irene Chikumbo; Ahmet Eren Öztürk; Taryn Tate , pp. 102. ING/School of Engineering, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Irene Chikumbo, Ahmet Eren Öztürk, Taryn Tate,,
Titel / Title: Social Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst to Increase Equality in South Africa
Översatt titel / Translated title: Social Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst to Increase Equality in South Africa
Abstrakt Abstract:

Inequality is a complex issue and an integral part of the sustainability challenge. This research examines how social entrepreneurs (SE) can be catalysts to increase equality in South Africa. In order to navigate through the complexity of inequality within this context, the authors designed a conceptual model. The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD), based on Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD) concepts, such as backcasting and systems thinking, was incorporated into the research to ensure a systematic and comprehensive link to sustainability. The FSSD and the conceptual model assisted in exploring how social entrepreneurship could be a strategic approach to increase equality in South Africa, and in turn, help to open the social trap and contribute towards creating a more sustainable society. During the research process, the researchers identified nine high impact areas that could be addressed by SE and other stakeholders. These include: awareness; attitude and mind-set; a shared understanding; government support; education and training; economic environment; financial sustainability; social and physical infrastructure; and collaboration and asset sharing. The aim of these high impact areas is to help foster social entrepreneurial development and guide SE in strategically increasing equality in South Africa.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning

Nyckelord / Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship, Inequality, South Africa, Social Trap, Sustainability, FSSD. 

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8v3k8b
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/08/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Prof. Karl-Henrik Robèrt
Examinator / Examiner: Prof. Göran Broman
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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