The Role of Socially-driven Enterprise and the Poor in Poverty Alleviation from a Business Model Perspective

Chureerat Haq, Siva Vemuri, Faiz Shah

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    Abstract

    Social enterprises are designed from different business models to attend social issues while operating business. This paper aims to examine roles of social enterprises and the poor for poverty alleviation from a business models perspective. The paper will adopt Alter's 2006 Social Enterprise Models as the theoretical framework, which categorizes business models into seven categories. The categories include entrepreneur support, fee-for-service, employment, service subsidization, organizational support, market linkage, and market intermediary. This paper will investigate the role of social enterprises, the role of the poor, the key driver and mechanism of poverty alleviation of each of the business model categorized. The investigation will extend to the literature knowledge of social enterprise's contribution to poverty alleviation from a business models perspective.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Eurasia Business Research Conference
    Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
    PublisherWorld Business Institute
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)978-1-922069-54-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventEurasia Business Research Conference - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 16 Jun 201418 Jun 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceEurasia Business Research Conference
    Period16/06/1418/06/14

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    Haq, C., Vemuri, S., & Shah, F. (2014). The Role of Socially-driven Enterprise and the Poor in Poverty Alleviation from a Business Model Perspective. In Proceedings of Eurasia Business Research Conference [424] World Business Institute.