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Happier Childrens etableringsprocess: En studie om socialt entreprenörskap vid etablering utomlands
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of the study is to describe how social entrepreneurs' establishment process and then identify the challenges and factors that social entrepreneurs should take into account when establishing abroad and what resources that have been used to tackle the various challenges.

Research questions:

  • How do social entrepreneurs establish operations abroad?
  • What factors are important to consider for social entrepreneurs when establishing abroad?
  • Witch resources can be used by social entrepreneurs to tackle the challenges that comes along when establishing abroad?

Method: This is a case study and is investigating the case with social entrepreneurs' establishment process of the non-profit organization Happier Children in Morocco. Introspective method and qualitative research strategy were used to gather the empirical material. The study is based on an inductive approach. The study's choice of respondents consists of Swedish social entrepreneurs who established an orphanage in Morocco.

Theory: The theories used in this study are Barriers during establishment abroad and Resources used during establishment abroad.

Conclusions and results: This study showed that social entrepreneurs established a business/ projects in Morocco by first having a preparatory work. The preparatory work included planning, material collection and procurement, information retrieval, administrative applications and the establishment of a new wider network. Thereafter, the social entrepreneurs established their projects in Morocco. The periods for the social entrepreneur’s establishment process of the various projects and programs varied between three months to two years. During the establishment process of Happier Children, all of the social entrepreneurs experienced various challenges. These challenges caused stress, frustration, disappointment, lack of trust and cooperation, limited information availability and constant 7 barriers. It is therefore important that social entrepreneurs when establishing abroad should take into account factors such as differences in language, culture, business ethics, administrative support, the occurrence of corruption, inadequate access to information and the importance of a broad network and social capital

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 104
Keywords [sv]
Socialt entreprenörskap, etableringsprocess, resurser och etableringshinder.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36228OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-36228DiVA, id: diva2:1245113
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Business Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2018-09-04Bibliographically approved

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