SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MBA(E) 4 th Sem . Dr. Anjani Kumar Singh. Social entrepreneur Development change agent working in the market as an arena Innovative, opportunity-seeking, resourceful person, group or institution
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIPMBA(E)4thSem.Dr. Anjani Kumar Singh
George Dess (1999)
Social Entrepreneurs play the role of change agents in the social sector
Characteristics of Social Entrepreneur
The entrepreneur’s inclination to self-correct stems from the attachment to a goal rather than to a particular approach or plan” .
“Mr. David Kuria of Kenya, Founder of IkoToilet.
Kuria built hygienic and affordable toilets for the 1 million slumdwellers of Kibera (a district of Nairobi, Kenya) but found that government regulations would make it difficult to expand his efforts. So he put the City Council of Nairobi’s logo on all Ikotoilets he constructed, which made people feel like the government was responding to their needs. The government was happy to take the credit and became very supportive of Kuria’s Ikotoilet, lifting barriers for expansion. In fact, to give my teammates here at the Unreasonable Institute an opportunity to be excellent, I routinely take credit for their work.
Social entrepreneurs do not depend on traditional avenues for creating social impact (e.g. government, religious institutions) and blaze their own paths for creating impact.
Social entrepreneurs not only escape established structures, they also combine thinking and resources from different disciplines to achieve their intended goal.
Many social entrepreneurs are recognized only after working for years on their ideas in relative obscurity.
Highly-successful Social entrepreneurs aren’t fueled by a drive to become famous or build a fortune, but a desire to restore justice in society, to address social problems.
This is not a charity. This is business; business with social objective, which help people get out of poverty.
Prof. Mohd. Yunus
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