Social Entrepreneurship Factors of Success and Failure in the Omsk Region of Russia

  • Yulia Fomina
  • Teresa ChahineEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Governance, Leadership and Responsibility book series (PSGLR)


Social entrepreneurship is a pathway for individuals and organizations to take responsibility for social and environmental outcomes. It allows the handling of pressing global challenges. Understanding factors of success and failure can help social entrepreneurs mitigate risk when designing and implementing their ventures. While these factors have been characterized in the USA, U.K., Europe, and the global south, we have yet to understand them in Russia, where social entrepreneurship is still an emerging trend. The aim of our research is to explore factors influencing social entrepreneurship success and failure for nascent and mature entrepreneurs in the Omsk region of Russia. This is a qualitative research utilizing a phenomenological approach. To conduct our study, we used open-ended survey questions concerning factors of success and failure. Our final data contains answers from 58 respondents from social entrepreneurs of the Omsk region.


Success factors Failure Social entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs Russia Innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Omsk State UniversityOmskRussia
  2. 2.Yale School of ManagementYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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