African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4154

Full Length Research Paper

Disruptive thinking in social entrepreneurship: Challenges and effectiveness

MK Agarwal
  • MK Agarwal
  • Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma Institute of Democracy, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, India.
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Selma Ndiwakalunga Mulunga
  • Selma Ndiwakalunga Mulunga
  • Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma Institute of Democracy, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, India.
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  •  Received: 31 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 25 February 2022
  •  Published: 30 April 2022

Abstract

With the emerging field of social entrepreneurship, academicians have raised several research agendas to give a unitary direction to the theoretical groundings and foundations of this concept. The current review is one such attempt to explore the definition of social entrepreneurship and its linkage to social innovation and disruptive thinking. This review aims to understand students’ perspectives and familiarity towards social entrepreneurship; its effectiveness in bringing social change; and the challenges in this field of study. By adopting a secondary research where recent literature on current topic is explored, this review provides fresh insights into the dimensions of social entrepreneurship. Research papers, books, and published materials on social enterprise, innovation, and disruption are rigorously reviewed and explored to derive valuable conclusions. It is inferred from the study that a successful social venture can make a positive impact and contribution to the society, yet a need to measure its implications has been recognized. The research on social entrepreneurship is not united and convergent and requires more in-depth investigations and concrete evidences that can assist with its practical implementation.   

 

Key words: Social entrepreneurship, social innovation, disruptive thinking.