Title: Sustainable development of social entrepreneurship: evidence from Vietnam

Authors: Dinh Ba Hung Anh; Le Doan Minh Duc; Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen; Nguyen Thanh Hung; Nguyen Hoang Tien

Addresses: Department of Industrial System Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, 268 Ly ThuongKietStr, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ' School of Accounting, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, 59C Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ' Thu Dau Mot University, 06 Tran Van On Str., Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong, Vietnam ' Binh Duong University, 504 Binh Duong Ave, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong, Vietnam ' Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Abstract: This article delivers a full insight into interrelated concepts of social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and their sustainability issues. Despite the different nature, determinant factors, motivation and purpose, as well as orientation towards sustainable development of commercial and social enterprises (commercial and social entrepreneurship) the results of analysis show that both form of entrepreneurship could stay together to successfully bridge social capital leading to the development of both forms of entrepreneurial activities. Using extensive conceptual analysis as an adopted methodology for the study, together with carried out original research in Vietnam on entrepreneurship in the largest megacities and in the far-off local areas (countryside), the article revealed a predominant kind of entrepreneurship in each of two distinctive zones. Finally, the article proposed several solutions to enhance social and commercial entrepreneurship in the countryside; to strengthen their mutual support, to promote their synergy effect and expansion for the purpose of sustainable development.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; social enterprise; sustainable development; social responsibility; Vietnam.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2022.120553

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2022 Vol.45 No.1, pp.62 - 76

Received: 25 Oct 2018
Accepted: 30 Apr 2019

Published online: 11 Jan 2022 *

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