Title: Social characters as predictors of sociopreneurs' motivation

Authors: Grisna Anggadwita; Dini Turipanam Alamanda; Luan Eshtrefi; Veland Ramadani; Anggraeni Permatasari

Addresses: School of Economics and Business, Telkom University, Indonesia ' Faculty of Economics, Garut University, Indonesia ' Faculty Business and Economics, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia ' Faculty Business and Economics, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia ' Faculty of Business, President University, Indonesia

Abstract: Social entrepreneurship is considered as a solution in reducing unemployment and poverty. Social entrepreneurs in this study are called as sociopreneurs. This study aims to identify the social characters as predictors of sociopreneurs' motivation in Bandung, Indonesia. In addition, this study also explores more deeply how sociopreneurs prioritise social values, and the impact of becoming sociopreneurs. This study attempts to overcome gaps in understanding social entrepreneurship broadly by taking the perspective of social-oriented, using qualitative methods and a case study approach. Empirical data is collected by conducting in-depth semi-structured interviews with sociopreneurs in Bandung as respondents in this study. This study identifies several social entrepreneurship values which include social values, civil society, innovation, economic activities, and social impacts (outcomes). In addition, personal values influence the creation of social enterprises through the values of personal experience, the desire to make changes and the willingness to do something meaningful in one's life.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; social values; sociopreneurs; civil society; innovation; economy activity; social impact.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2020.109966

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2020 Vol.16 No.4, pp.445 - 461

Received: 24 Jul 2019
Accepted: 24 Jul 2019

Published online: 24 Sep 2020 *

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