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Social Entrepreneurship Strategies by the Middle Eastern Governments: A Review

  • Amir Forouharfar
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

Middle East as one of the most socially, politically and culturally vulnerable parts of the world is in an unprecedented turmoil, at least from the Second World War onward. Although there are plenty praiseworthy and socially entrepreneurial examples in some of the countries of the region, the flagrant and bare facts in this mostly war and drought stricken zone of the world with its numerous potentially smoldering social problems drove the middle eastern governments not to have a passive role but to dynamically choose strategic visions and missions and actively pave the way towards choosing social entrepreneurship strategies. This paper tries to provide an overview of the governmental SE strategies in the middle eastern countries; therefore, it is a review paper and relies mostly on secondary data, facts and figures which are issued by the authentic governmental agencies of these countries, the non-governmental operational SEOs, the UN, UNDP, UNHCR, UNESCO, GEM, ECOSOC, World Economic Forum, the World Bank, etc. Finally, the social entrepreneurship strategic views of each government in the Middle East are classified and a strategic model for social entrepreneurship strategy formulation in the public sector is proposed.

Keywords

Social Entrepreneurship (SE) Middle East (ME) Governmental strategy 

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  • Amir Forouharfar
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  1. 1.University of Sistan and BaluchestanZahedanIran

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