Title: Exploring the motivation to create social ventures: a model of moral engagement

Authors: Constant D. Beugré

Addresses: College of Business, Delaware State University, 1200 N. Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, USA

Abstract: This paper develops a model of moral engagement to explain the motivation underlying the creation of social ventures. The fundamental premise of the model is that moral engagement is an important determinant of people's intention to start social ventures. The paper concludes with a discussion of the research implications of the model of moral engagement.

Keywords: entrepreneurial self-efficacy; social entrepreneurship; moral engagement; motivation; social ventures.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2014.059402

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.37 - 50

Accepted: 14 Jun 2012
Published online: 20 Feb 2014 *

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