Capabilities of Social Entrepreneurs

  • Archana Singh
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


This chapter is dedicated to explore the capabilities of social entrepreneurs in the process of social value creation, from start-up to maturity. Giving importance to the capabilities of social entrepreneurs in the process of social value creation, individual capabilities are discussed. Organisational capability is outside the scope of this study. Social entrepreneurs exhibited a variety of capabilities in the process of social value creation. These capabilities are divided into two categories—first, individual capabilities required for social value creation and second, entrepreneurial capabilities. Based on these findings, a proposition is developed. The capabilities of social entrepreneurs are presented in a figure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour StudiesTata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

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