Social Entrepreneurship and Quality of Life of Beneficiaries
This chapter begins with two types of methodological issues. The first is the one which appears general in social entrepreneurship research, and the second is the one which appeared in the research analysis, as the effects of social entrepreneurship on the beneficiaries in India, a sociological perspective. The first type of methodological issues is existent in the social entrepreneurship literature and is widely accepted. The main focus of this chapter is on the second type, which is explained through the various stages of this research went through to understand and analyse the real changes in the life of beneficiaries. Knowing that social entrepreneurship research has multiple facets, hybridity, complexity, and ambiguity, the conventional strategies of conducting research are questionable. The capabilities approach is used as a qualitative method that overcomes such hurdles and provides an optimal base to this analysis.
KeywordsSocial entrepreneurship Sociological perspective Capabilities approach Functionings and capabilities Conversion factors
I would like to thank my supervisor Dr. Anand Inbanathan, for the advice he has provided me in preparing this chapter. I also thank the anonymous reviewer whose comments greatly improved this paper.
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