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Type: Journal article
Title: Becoming a social entrepreneur: understanding motivations using life story analysis
Author: Yitshaki, R.
Kropp, F.
Citation: International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2011; 7(3):319-331
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1753-3627
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Ronit Yitshaki, Fredric Kropp
Abstract: Using the life story method, 18 social bricoleurs (small scale social entrepreneurs) from eight countries were interviewed to identify motivations in becoming social entrepreneurs. Motivations included pull factors, such as an awareness of social injustice, and push factors, such as job dissatisfaction. Analysis indicates that social bricoleur motivations are similar in different cultures. When referring to the present or future, many social entrepreneurs seek scalability, i.e., an expansion of their vision and actions evolving from small scale organisations to larger organisations that serve multiple populations and needs.
Keywords: social entrepreneurs; social bricoleurs; life story analysis; social entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial motivation
Rights: Copyright status unknown
DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2011.042061
Appears in Collections:Aurora harvest 2
Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications

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