Title: Can social entrepreneurship help attain sustainable development goals: a study of India

Authors: Sanchita Bansal; Isha Garg; Anshita Yadav

Addresses: University School of Management Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector 16 C, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110078, India ' University School of Management Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector 16 C, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110078, India ' University School of Management Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector 16 C, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110078, India

Abstract: This paper attempts to understand, analyse and interpret the role of social entrepreneurs towards sustainable development. The paper significantly contributes to the existing literature by evaluating the government's policy framework with respect to social entrepreneurship from the perspective of sustainable development goals (SDGs). The paper also discusses the origin and evolution of social entrepreneurship in India. The paper uses data from various government, non-government and international agency sources for attaining its research objectives. The paper concludes by recommending the policy inputs in respect of social entrepreneurship for ensuring sustainable development in synchronisation with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; sustainable development; sustainable development goals; government policy framework.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2020.105987

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2020 Vol.16 No.2, pp.172 - 186

Received: 17 Dec 2018
Accepted: 28 Jan 2019

Published online: 17 Mar 2020 *

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