Title: TISM modelling of social enterprise ecosystem: a study in Indian context

Authors: Mukesh Jain; Sanjay Dhir; Tran Khoa

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, India ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, India ' School of Management, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000, Vietnam

Abstract: Social entrepreneurship (SE) is a new, emerging field challenged by competing definitions of the subject. An extensive literature review suggested that there has not been enough research identifying the critical factors of SE eco-system in India and their relative importance and interlinkages. The present research was conducted in two phases: First, literature survey and discussions with the practitioners led to identification of the critical factors of the Social Enterprise Ecosystem in India. Second, total interpretive structural modelling (TISM) was conducted to learn about the possible relationships among the factors of social entrepreneurship eco-system. With emergence of many social entrepreneurs in India, it has become imperative for the policy makers, practitioners and academicians in this field to understand the eco-system in a comprehensive manner so as to decide the possible interventions and their efficacy. This research study is a major contribution to gain an insight into these factors which are critical part of this ecosystem.

Keywords: social enterprise; India; MICMAC analysis; TISM; total interpretive structural modelling; entrepreneurship; stakeholders; eco-system; financial capital; human capital; intellectual capital; social capital.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2020.112820

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2020 Vol.13 No.5, pp.665 - 681

Received: 18 Aug 2020
Accepted: 18 Aug 2020

Published online: 25 Jan 2021 *

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