Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Charlotte Asiedu; Kristina Byrne; Ana Corena , pp. 98. ING/School of Engineering, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Charlotte Asiedu, Kristina Byrne, Ana Corena
Titel / Title: Increasing Participation in Social Enterprise: A Strategic Development Approach for the Developing World
Abstrakt Abstract:

Current, unsustainable practices are negatively impacting the socio-ecological systems on which humanity depends. This paper argues that social enterprise, as a market-based approach is an effective tool to help developing countries to transition toward sustainability. To gain an understanding as to how broader participation in social enterprise could be encouraged, this research investigates the motivations, enablers, challenges and incentives for professionals in developing countries to participate in social enterprise. In addition, the role of social enterprise and its limitations in moving society toward sustainability were investigated. A qualitative research design was used. The framework for strategic sustainable development (FSSD) was employed to ensure a systems perspective of sustainability was captured in this study. Findings include seven motivational factors, eight enabling factors, and twelve challenges facing social entrepreneurs; as well as seven categories of suggested incentives to increase participation. Strategic recommendations targeted toward government agencies, non-governmental and multilateral development organizations, and social enterprise incubators, were provided as guidelines to encourage participation and ensure sustainability.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning

Nyckelord / Keywords: Social Entrepreneurs, Incentives, Developing Countries, Participation, Social Enterprise, Sustainability

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8hrccy
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/12/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Edith callaghan
Examinator / Examiner: Tamara Connell
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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