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Social Entrepreneurial Motivation: An Exploration of the Antecedents Based on The Life Story Method

Nguyen, Duyen LU (2016) ENTN19 20151
Department of Business Administration
Abstract (Swedish)
Investigating motivation to create a social enterprise is a continuing concern within
entrepreneurship which was expressed in previous studies. Therefore, the purpose of this
thesis is to explore the antecedents of social entrepreneurial motivation and the trigger
events that motivated the social entrepreneur to start a social enterprise. The life story
method guided in the data collection and analysis process. Six semi-structured interviews
were conducted with social entrepreneurs in Germany.
The study concludes that all participants were motivated by pull factors influenced by
relationships, past social and work experiences. The trigger event to finally decide for a
social enterprise creation happened either at the same time or... (More)
Investigating motivation to create a social enterprise is a continuing concern within
entrepreneurship which was expressed in previous studies. Therefore, the purpose of this
thesis is to explore the antecedents of social entrepreneurial motivation and the trigger
events that motivated the social entrepreneur to start a social enterprise. The life story
method guided in the data collection and analysis process. Six semi-structured interviews
were conducted with social entrepreneurs in Germany.
The study concludes that all participants were motivated by pull factors influenced by
relationships, past social and work experiences. The trigger event to finally decide for a
social enterprise creation happened either at the same time or after the motivation was
developed. Other factors that influenced the decision were financial security, social
support, self-confidence and passion.
The theoretical implications for future research are that social entrepreneurs can be
motivated to solve a social issue at a trigger event but need to consider the existence of
fundamental factors at the time they decide for social entrepreneurship. Therefore, a
model was contributed for future investigations in social entrepreneurial motivation.
Finally, this study contributes with empirical insights to the complexity of social
entrepreneurial motivation to start up in entrepreneurship research. (Less)
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author
Nguyen, Duyen LU
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ENTN19 20151
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Social Entrepreneurial Motivation, Social Entrepreneurship, Life Story Method, Opportunity Recognition
language
English
id
8896159
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2016-12-21 16:10:57
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@misc{8896159,
  abstract     = {Investigating motivation to create a social enterprise is a continuing concern within
entrepreneurship which was expressed in previous studies. Therefore, the purpose of this
thesis is to explore the antecedents of social entrepreneurial motivation and the trigger
events that motivated the social entrepreneur to start a social enterprise. The life story
method guided in the data collection and analysis process. Six semi-structured interviews
were conducted with social entrepreneurs in Germany.
The study concludes that all participants were motivated by pull factors influenced by
relationships, past social and work experiences. The trigger event to finally decide for a
social enterprise creation happened either at the same time or after the motivation was
developed. Other factors that influenced the decision were financial security, social
support, self-confidence and passion.
The theoretical implications for future research are that social entrepreneurs can be
motivated to solve a social issue at a trigger event but need to consider the existence of
fundamental factors at the time they decide for social entrepreneurship. Therefore, a
model was contributed for future investigations in social entrepreneurial motivation.
Finally, this study contributes with empirical insights to the complexity of social
entrepreneurial motivation to start up in entrepreneurship research.},
  author       = {Nguyen, Duyen},
  keyword      = {Social Entrepreneurial Motivation,Social Entrepreneurship,Life Story Method,Opportunity Recognition},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Social Entrepreneurial Motivation: An Exploration of the Antecedents Based on The Life Story Method},
  year         = {2016},
}