Social Entrepreneurship, A New Approach in Business

Document Type : Original Article


1 Technology Trends Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran.

2 Department of Management, Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran.


The social entrepreneurship term is used for to refer to the rapid growth of organizations which suggest models based on human needs for efficiency in existing markets and institutions which have failed to satisfy them. Social entrepreneurship offers an attitude that may be incentive for acceptable social strategies and sustainable ideas for business and organizational forms, because of its contribution which is directly recognized to the objectives of sustainable development in the international level. Social entrepreneurship may encourage created companies to take a greater social responsibility. Social entrepreneurship, developing innovative solutions to address social problems and mobilizing ideas, capacities and resources are social provisions for social change. The purpose of this study is studying various models of social entrepreneurship to develop innovative plans in business. Methods: The present research has used library method and data has been collected   by searching electronic academic databases and the Internet. Results and findings: Evaluation of some policies in leading countries in the field of social entrepreneurship, helps development of regulatory supporting policies of the social entrepreneurship in Iran. Since the efforts of government and humanitarian actions cannot fully meet the expectations of the community, and the social sector entities are not fully functional and effective therefore, social entrepreneurs are needed for the development of new models and methods to solve social problems in the new century. Social entrepreneurs are those who identify social problems and use entrepreneurial principles to organize and manage the activities that will be used for social changes. Different authors have different definitions of business. As well as establishing financial support centers, national and regional planning of social entrepreneurship, reforming laws and administrative structures, establishing supportive counseling centers, evaluation and revision of social entrepreneurship development policies will have a significant impact.


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