The Profile of Social Entrepreneurs Working for Non-governmental Organizations

  • Edita Adomaviciute Kaunas University of Technology
  • Brigita Janiunaite Kaunas University of Technology
  • Edita Stuopyte Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneur, non-governmental organization, social value

Abstract

When searching for possibilities to solve social problems, social entrepreneurs who should implement social mission by not seeking personal wellbeing play a specific role. The essential aim of social entrepreneurship is creation of social value and public profit by attempting to conform to societal needs and problems in the ways, which do not provide profit either for a person or an organization. Social entrepreneurs perform most of their activities at non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The aim of the article is to answer the following questions: what features are characteristic of a social entrepreneur working for a NGO; what profile of a social entrepreneur working for a NGO is distinguished in real performance; how does the disclosed profile correlate with the theoretical model of a social entrepreneur?

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.77.3.2766

Published
2012-11-05
Section
PREMISES FOR THE WELFARE OF SOCIETY