Social entrepreneurship, age and gender: toward a model of social involvement in entrepreneurship
by Séverine Le Loarne-Lemaire; Adnan Maalaoui; Léo-Paul Dana
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 31, No. 3, 2017

Abstract: How and why does an entrepreneur decide to embark in social entrepreneurship and/or in a sustainable business? While the existing literature suggests that social entrepreneurs tend to be females and/or seniors, our findings indicate that these two groups have important differences; based on the analysis of the verbatim of entrepreneurs, our findings reveal that seniors claim to enter social enterprises with a conscious willingness to help society, while female entrepreneurs are less focused on social implication.

Online publication date: Thu, 22-Jun-2017

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