International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2 papers in press)
Discussing Social Business Again - An Interview with Professor Muhammad Yunus by Michael Wirtz Abstract: Five years after his first interview with Professor Muhammad Yunus the author of this article had the opportunity to conduct an interview with him again. The issues discussed are Yunus vision for 2050, the current corona crisis and the necessary institutional changes for a global sustainable development. I.e. Yunus refers to the education system and urges young people to found enterprises themselves instead of seeking a job. He also stresses the importance of following a new path as a society because of the danger of global warming. Finally Yunus made some personal remarks on what he calls superhappiness and his motivation for enhancing the concept of social business worldwide. Keywords: Social Business; Social Entrepreneurship; Corona Crisis; Global Sustainable Development.
Effects of a street tour project on public attitudes toward homeless people, and a tarnished city district by Shu-Chun Huang, Li-Pin Lin Abstract: In many countries, homelessness has become a widespread social problem in large cities. The aim of this paper was to explore the outcomes of Hidden Taipei, a street tour project aligned with the concept of social entrepreneurship, which trains local homeless people to become tour guides. Questionnaire surveys were carried out in the Wanhua District, which has the largest congregation of homeless people in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. Questionnaires were distributed to participants of street tours before and after their tours; 309 valid questionnaires were obtained. Our findings showed that participants positively evaluated the interpretation abilities of homeless tour guides (HTGs) and were extremely satisfied with the tours. After the tours, participants attitudes toward homeless people changed significantly. Moreover, participants positive emotions toward and sense of safety in the tarnished Wanhua District increased. Keywords: tourism social entrepreneurship; tour guide; homeless people; interpretation abilities; attitudes toward homelessness; sense of safety.