Experience, Skills and Intentions of Social Entrepreneurs Towards Innovation

TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN PROMOTION FOR NGO: EXPERIENCES AGAINST SOCIAL EXCLUSIONS, S. Smyczek, ed., Katowice: University of Economics in Katowice Publishing House

15 Pages Posted: 22 May 2012

Date Written: March 4, 2012

Abstract

This study draws upon social entrepreneurship as a rapidly growing field of interest. The rationale is to find out what part of social entrepreneurship can be learned and what part is based on personality. Results indicate that social entrepreneurs are just like most entrepreneurs in their experience and skills. The difference lies in the fact that social entrepreneurs seem to be more introverted and less organized. They differ widely in their intentions, especially in their drive to be innovative. The intentions of social entrepreneurs are strongly linked to innovativeness, creativeness and visionary factors. However, extroverted, intuitive and open-minded social entrepreneurs are more likely to possess those skills and intentions.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, personality, Innovation, creativity, management

Suggested Citation

Spruijt, Jan, Experience, Skills and Intentions of Social Entrepreneurs Towards Innovation (March 4, 2012). TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN PROMOTION FOR NGO: EXPERIENCES AGAINST SOCIAL EXCLUSIONS, S. Smyczek, ed., Katowice: University of Economics in Katowice Publishing House , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2064614 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2064614

Jan Spruijt (Contact Author)

Avans University ( email )

Professor Cobbenhagenlaan 13
Tilburg
Netherlands

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