Title: Rise of social entrepreneurship during COVID-19 pandemic

Authors: S.M. Sadrul Huda; Syeda Raisa Maliha

Addresses: Department of Management, School of Business and Economics, North South University, Bangladesh ' Re-think, Re-search, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to gather insights about the overall scenario in Bangladesh regarding social entrepreneurship in this COVID-19 pandemic. This research is based on secondary data collected from newspapers and journal articles. The collected information has been divided into sections as providing protective gear and food to the poor, employment opportunity for rickshaw pullers, free online education, free laptops for students, voluntary shopping and home delivery of grocery, supply of oxygen cylinder, Garbageman program, BD assistant, PeaceMaker Studio, iFarmer and Shuttle. The research found four major segments that are prone to social entrepreneurship in the middle of a pandemic - food, healthcare, employment, and education. Managers should focus on four segments for social entrepreneurship from the very beginning of any crisis. There has been no other paper focusing on the social entrepreneurial that took place in the middle of a pandemic in the context of Bangladesh.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; pandemic; COVID-19; entrepreneurial activity; social entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEI.2021.119294

International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2021 Vol.6 No.1, pp.63 - 71

Received: 15 Aug 2021
Accepted: 20 Aug 2021

Published online: 30 Nov 2021 *

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