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URN etd-0025116-140456
Author Huai-zhi Sheu
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Department Business Management
Year 2015
Semester 1
Degree Ph.D.
Type of Document
Language English
Title A Study of Social Entrepreneurship in Business Sector: Case Study of Taiwan
Date of Defense 2016-01-04
Page Count 137
Keyword
  • social value
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • social capital
  • cross-sectoral collaboration
  • private sector
  • societal sectors
  • Abstract Social entrepreneurship, acting as a transactional vehicle, is viewed as a new opportunity and responsibility to challenge conventional business operation; it facilitates socio-economic institutionalization and challenges the free market. The aim of this dissertation is to discuss the implementation of social entrepreneurship in the private sector which emerges with admirable altruism to achieve win-win sustainability. Such self-driven social entrepreneurship in a Taiwanese context is embedded in business organizational structures for practical resilience. The causes and effects are social and contextual because social entrepreneurship in Taiwan emerges neither from nonprofit organizations (NPOs) commercialization in the third sector nor from corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the private sector individually. Social entrepreneurial practices challenge economic market competition from the cross-sectoral collaboration with Relational Social Capital and Cognitive Social Capital creation, and then shared value creation, instead of self-interest satisfaction. To discover the unique exemplification of social entrepreneurship that is embedded in routine decisions and projects; we concentrate on the social capital that had been identified through mobilization and accessibility to challenge the run-away capitalism. Differing from that in western countries, the Taiwanese private sector chooses cross-sectoral collaboration with NPOs, government, and communities to foster the social change and aims to social problem solving. Thus, normative ethics create impacts through which the public is valued in the private sector and they serve as a social change agent to benefit society.
    Based on the theoretical support of the four-sector classification (Evers & Laville, 2004), and collaborative capital (Milbourne L. 2009), this dissertation intends to discover and explore the collective value of the civil behaviours that are usually considered as CSR within the private sector conventionally. Through the grounded theory, the intention to discuss the developmental path in term of social entrepreneurship through the cross-sectoral collaboration encourages the behaviours, and provides example and reference for different societal sectors. In this scene, the cross-sectoral social entrepreneurship fits as a resilient practice in a Taiwanese context that makes up the insufficient social capital creation in the private sector. It serves as a self-driven social value.
    Advisory Committee
  • Kao,Ming-rea - chair
  • Chou, Chia-Jung - co-chair
  • Hu,Jer-San - co-chair
  • Tsai,Stephen D. - co-chair
  • Chao, Ping-Yi - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2016-02-02

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