Conceptual overview of social entrepreneurship and its relevance to Nigeria's third sector
by Akuraun Shadrach Iyortsuun
International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJSEI), Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016

Abstract: Social entrepreneurship has evolved as an important instrument for achieving measurable and sustainable change in the society. This paper attempts a conceptual overview of the field and its applicability to the third sector in Nigeria. Interview and secondary data sources guided the author to find that there is a dearth of information on social entrepreneurship in Nigeria and a lack of collaboration, partnership and the scalability of innovative solutions to address societal problems. However, the study recommends that the social entrepreneurship ecosystem should be developed and the political institutions recognise and support social entrepreneurs as sustainable positive change agents in the society.

Online publication date:: Fri, 17-Feb-2017

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