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.
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Social Work | Strategic Management Policy
Strategy and Organisation
Social Service Journal
National Council for Social Service
City or Country
TAN, Wee Liang.
Entrepreneurship and Social Endeavours in Singapore. (2003). Social Service Journal. 2, 4-5. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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