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Introduction

  • Archana Singh
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Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Abstract

This chapter details the emergence and development of social entrepreneurship. It discusses its relevance in providing sustainable solutions to emerging social problems and creating a social impact. It also explores the current status of socio-economic development of India and discusses the major social problems and the role of different actors involved in addressing these problems. It then moves on to discussing the importance of social entrepreneurship in the context of India, provides the rationale and builds the context for conducting the study. Lastly, it briefly discusses the research design that guided my study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour StudiesTata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

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