How to Turn Entrepreneurs into Social Entrepreneurs? A Challenge for Developing Countries

Journal of Social Business, No. 2, July 2011

21 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2011 Last revised: 10 Sep 2014

See all articles by Samuel Touboul

Samuel Touboul

IPAG Business School; HEC Paris (Groupe HEC) - Strategy & Business Policy

Thomas J. Roulet

King's College London; University of Oxford - Said Business School

Date Written: July 9, 2011

Abstract

In developing countries, entrepreneurial skills play an essential role in the creation of successful social businesses. Because there are no better people than existing entrepreneurs when developing new businesses, we argue that governments and multilateral organizations should rely on them to promote the concept of social business. But are existing entrepreneurs ready to turn into social entrepreneurs? In this article we analyze the characteristics of entrepreneurs in developing countries, provide insight into their mindset toward social entrepreneurship, and produce policy recommendations that may help persuade them to become social entrepreneurs.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Developing Countries, Policy Recommendations, Multilateral Organizations

Suggested Citation

Touboul, Samuel and Roulet, Thomas J., How to Turn Entrepreneurs into Social Entrepreneurs? A Challenge for Developing Countries (July 9, 2011). Journal of Social Business, No. 2, July 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1882269

Samuel Touboul (Contact Author)

IPAG Business School ( email )

184 BD Saint Germain
Paris, 75006
France

HEC Paris (Groupe HEC) - Strategy & Business Policy ( email )

Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, 78351
France

Thomas J. Roulet

King's College London ( email )

Strand
London, England WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

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