Determinacy of the factors affecting Malaysian youth to be social entrepreneurs


Mohd Zulkifle, Atikah and Ab. Aziz, Kamarulzaman and Sarhan, Louai (2021) Determinacy of the factors affecting Malaysian youth to be social entrepreneurs. Journal of Entrepreneurship: Research & Practice, 2021. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1947-3788

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Social entrepreneurship has been considered as a possible solution to address poverty in developing countries. It can contribute greatly to the economic development of the countries whilst addressing social issues at the same time. Because of this, most of the developing countries are encouraging their citizens to pursue entrepreneurship in general and social entrepreneurship specifically. This paper intends to study the factors affecting Malaysian youth to be social entrepreneurs. The aim of this research is to present the study on identifying key factors and determinants of social entrepreneurial intention among the youth in Malaysia in order to gauge the viability of realizing the national goals. The underlying theory used for this study is Theory of Planned Behavior by Ajzen 1991, Social Entrepreneurship Intention by Mair and Noboa 2006 and the extended model of Hockerts 2017. A total of 92 youth respondents across Malaysia have been surveyed for this study. The findings show that Malaysian youth have less empathy towards social problems and males have high intention to be social entrepreneurs. The expected outcome of the study is a conceptual framework to understand the determinant for social entrepreneurship intention among youth in Malaysia and their traits. The discussions also explore the patterns among and between groups of the sample. Ultimately, the findings from the study will allow for recommendations of better policy interventions and programs to encourage the Malaysian youth to become social entrepreneurs as well as the creation of more impactful social enterprises.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship Intention
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB522-715 Income. Factor shares > HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 02:55
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 02:55


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