Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2010

Abstract

It often takes courage, not to mention, a thick skin, to challenge tried traditions and social norms. Not only do social entrepreneurs have to convince people to move away from their comfort zones, they have to inspire and assure them that the hassles of adapting to change will be of good worth. Lives will be inconvenienced, and not everyone will appreciate the efforts of even the most well-intentioned “change maker”. Powerful bureaucrats may also view social entrepreneurs as troublemakers. Yet, despite much adversity, success stories exist. Three accomplished regional social entrepreneurs shared their accounts at a recent panel discussion.

Disciplines

Business

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1291

Subject(s)

Business Ethics

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Business Commons

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