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Discovering social entrepreneurship
Trilok Kumar Jain
Entrepreneurship has been considered as a factor of risk and reward. However, there are instances of entrepreneurship for social cause, where social well being takes a priority over profit motive. In the present study, the researcher analyses the findings from study of 9 pioneering social organization using semi-structured interviews and discussions. The findings from these studies are presented as propositions and as a model for social entrepreneurship. A model has been proposed which shows the growth and direction of social organizations. The ultimate stage in the growth has been identified as the stage of centre of excellence, where the organization works for promoting other organization, as a role model. It tries to focus on HRD and institution building activities for other organizations and institutions. Factors relating to social entrepreneur have also been studied.