Title: Sidab Women's Sewing Group: an example of social entrepreneurship in the Arabian Gulf

Authors: Golam Mostafa Khan

Addresses: Department of Management, College of Economics and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 20, Al Khod – 123, Oman

Abstract: Social entrepreneurship has become a global movement - a movement with a goal to effect positive social change. While the term may seem new; ground-breaking the concept is not. Ground-breaking individuals and revolutionary groups have been addressing social issues for centuries. The title 'social entrepreneurship' has been applied to a startling range of organisations and activities from grass-roots campaigns to the 'social' actions of multi-national corporations. This paper seeks to present efforts and initiative by a young Omani entrepreneur who is striving to help alleviate poverty of women from her village. It illustrates her background, motives and motivation, as well as her leadership and organisational attributes.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; Middle East; women entrepreneurs; female entrepreneurship; poverty alleviation; Sidab Women's Sewing Group; Oman; Arabian Gulf; global movements; positive change; social change; villages; motives; motivation; leadership; organisational attributes; Badriyah Al Siyabi; bags; cushion covers; embroidery; cottage industries; decorative products; textiles; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; family issues; families; gender issues.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2013.050751

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2013 Vol.18 No.1, pp.47 - 56

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 28 Nov 2012 *

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