APPLICATION OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Mamman, Jose (2014) APPLICATION OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP. IJMSRR, 1 (4). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2349-6746

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Abstract

Social Entrepreneurship is comparatively a new term that developed into the research discipline. Economic recession and inflationary pressure has led to a change in the way society look at enterprises. People and the politics want organizations to be more accountable to the society. This can be the reason for emergence of the term ‘social entrepreneurship’ and more and more organizations are focusing on the ‘corporate social responsibility’ of the firms. The purpose of the paper is to understand various researches being undertaken in the field of Social Entrepreneurship; methodologies used in those papers and explore a reliable research approach for the field of Social Entrepreneurship. The methodology followed was to collect research papers in the relevant area, review them based on the methodology followed and its outcome. One of the major finding of the paper is that most of the research paper tries for theory development in the area of social entrepreneurship, as each of these enterprises are unique, it is difficult to develop a common definition and framework for all these firms, instead social entrepreneurship research should focus more on value addition of the firms and creating a bench mark system for social entrepreneurs. The limitation of the paper is that this research is not based on the impact factor or citations which are the modern ways of measuring the quality of a research paper. These kinds of research can have multiple impacts on the theory research and practice of social entrepreneurship. The knowledge and understanding about Social Entrepreneurship Ventures (SEVs) can be enhanced. This research tries to create a new tradition and culture for social entrepreneurship research. Organisational theory study and organisational identity can be further expanded with this research. The future research can focus more on understanding the social entrepreneurship from an impact factor or a citation based perspective.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship, Research Methodology, Organizational Theory.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Commerce
Depositing User: MIM User
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2015 10:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141423

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