Vol 4 No 1 (2018)

Social Entrepreneurs: How do they operate? And what does drive them to operate? A Multi Method Study from Pakistan

Haroon Bakari, Khalil Ahmed Bhatti, Muhammad Tufail Chandio and Muhamad Nawaz Shahani 


Entrepreneurship is a main contributor in economy for creation of new jobs, ventures, and innovations. Social Entrepreneurship, on the other side, is an innovation, which addresses social problems and sufferings of people. This paper aims to understand concept of Social Entrepreneurship and investigates motivations behind social entrepreneurial intentions of social entrepreneurs. This paper contains two studies. First study explores how a physically challenged poor girl takes initiative and establishes a school to teach more than 200 children of poor peasants, how a group of likeminded convened through social network to address the sufferings of flood and famine affected people of Sindh, Pakistan and how organizations managed to cure the patients of leprosy, tuberculosis, and blindness. In the second study, an empirical investigation of determinants of social entrepreneurial intention is done by analyzing responses from 100 practical social entrepreneurs working in collaboration with a nationally representative NGO. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) results of second study reveal that entrepreneurial attitude and social entrepreneurial self-efficacy have positive and significant relationship with social entrepreneurial intention.

SALU-CER Editor in Chief
Working as faculty member in institute of Commerce Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur since 12 September 1996. At present working as Professor and Director Institute of Commerce of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur. Also working as founder Editor-in-Chief of SALU-Commerce & Economics Review since 2015.

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