Assessing The Environmental Factors Of Social Entrepreneurship In Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Abdul-Rahman, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-25T11:01:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-25T11:01:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/23155
dc.description Thesis (MPhil) en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined social entrepreneurship activities, social entrepreneurship environmental factors and the nexus of social entrepreneurship environment and social entrepreneurship activities. Five in-depth qualitative case studies provided insights on the individual perspectives on the influencing environmental factors of social entrepreneurship. The environmental factors which influence social entrepreneurship activities in Ghana are: corruption and bureaucracy, regulatory framework, tax and tariff regime, wealth distribution, infrastructure, illiteracy, and technological innovations. The study also found that technological innovations (social media) have a positive influence on social entrepreneurship in the Ghana. It was also found that the concept is an age-old phenomenon in the Ghanaian space but was not designated as such. The environment therefore has a direct impact on social entrepreneurship activities. The process of social entrepreneurship resonates with the theory of causation and thus the social cognitive theory. There is the urgent need for policy framework to govern the social entrepreneurship phenomenon. The regulatory framework of social entrepreneurship, commercial entrepreneurship as well as not-for-profit organizations needs to be effectively mapped out. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject Environmental Factors en_US
dc.subject Social Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject Assessing en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Assessing The Environmental Factors Of Social Entrepreneurship In Ghana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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