Title: Motivations of social entrepreneurs: use of self-determination theory to gain insight into the Indian scenario

Authors: Anushree Tandon; Ashish Gupta; Gagan Katiyar

Addresses: Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India ' Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, India ' Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract: Social entrepreneurship is an emergent area of research which needs significant investigations for developing a definitive conceptualisation and to understand the inclusive effect of both cognitive processes and affective factors on entrepreneurial motivation and action. The issue is under-investigated in emerging economies such as India, especially in context of motivational factors precipitating growth of social entrepreneurship. This study uses fundamental tenets of self-determination theory and intrinsic motivation inventory to develop preliminary insights into components of intrinsic motivation driving social entrepreneurship in India. Findings indicate that significant research is needed to develop this concept in the Indian context.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; motivation; self-determination theory; SDT; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2021.117353

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2021 Vol.28 No.4, pp.388 - 402

Received: 15 Dec 2018
Accepted: 20 Jun 2019

Published online: 01 Sep 2021 *

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