Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

10-2003

Abstract

Many people would confine entrepreneurship to the business arena and entrepreneurs to profit enterprises. In truth, entrepreneurship can extend to all aspects of human activity as defined by Raymond Kao as “the process of doing something new and/or different to create wealth for oneself and to add value to the society” (Kao, 1993). Apart from entrepreneurship that is solely “for profit” and in the business sphere, there is social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship spans a continuum of community-based enterprises and entrepreneurial activities by volunteers for the good of their communities. It also includes philanthropic acts by successful individuals. While many may think that social entrepreneurship is a rare occurrence in Singapore and a more frequent phenomenon in the countries in the West, some cases of social entrepreneurship do exist in Singapore.

Discipline

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Social Work | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Social Service Journal

Volume

2

First Page

4

Last Page

5

Publisher

National Council for Social Service

City or Country

Singapore

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