Social Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Faculty of Tehran University Prof.: Dr. Abolghasem Arabiun  Dr. Mohammad Kazemi P...
Contents <ul><li>Definition of social enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges of social enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Suc...
What is Social Enterprise? <ul><li>No common definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Enterprises are businesses with soci...
Challenges of Social Enterprises <ul><li>Lack of personnel in NGOs with professional business experience </li></ul><ul><li...
Success Factors of  Social Enterprises <ul><li>Entrepreneur spirits </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation for participants </li></...
Potential Benefits of  Social Enterprises <ul><li>Create job opportunities, especially for the underprivileged groups </li...
Fostering of Entrepreneurship in Social Enterprises <ul><li>Role of university </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training, executive e...
Fostering of Entrepreneurship in Social Enterprises <ul><li>Supporting SMEs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SUCCESS (Support and Con...
“ You can’t fly with one wing.” Social  Enterprises Business  Sectors Government NGO
<ul><li>~Thank you~ </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Social Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Faculty of Tehran University Prof.: Dr. Abolghasem Arabiun Dr. Mohammad Kazemi Present by: Hesam Salehi [email_address] [email_address]
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Definition of social enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges of social enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Success factors of social enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Potential benefits of social enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering of entrepreneurship in the social sectors </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Social Enterprise? <ul><li>No common definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Enterprises are businesses with social objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximize profit for shareholders and owners.” (Social Enterprise – A strategy for success, U.K. Department of Trade and Industry, 2002:7) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Enterprises have developed in that sector of the economy that lies between the market and the State. Theses enterprises seek to reconcile market and non-market forces within a plural economy (OECD,1996) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Challenges of Social Enterprises <ul><li>Lack of personnel in NGOs with professional business experience </li></ul><ul><li>Financing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restriction on private benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of entrepreneur </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Success Factors of Social Enterprises <ul><li>Entrepreneur spirits </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation for participants </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition and support from the general public </li></ul><ul><li>Government policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative barriers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting the concepts of social enterprises </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Potential Benefits of Social Enterprises <ul><li>Create job opportunities, especially for the underprivileged groups </li></ul><ul><li>Increase employability of participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-> Enhance integration into labor market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-> Become self-reliant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-> Meet new needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increasing density of community network and cross-sector partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>-> Promote community inclusion </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fostering of Entrepreneurship in Social Enterprises <ul><li>Role of university </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training, executive education, and research support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Role of business sectors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expertise, funding support, and mentorship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Role of the government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation, tax advantages, and seed money </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Fostering of Entrepreneurship in Social Enterprises <ul><li>Supporting SMEs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SUCCESS (Support and Consultation Centre for SMEs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SME funding Scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SME Loan Guarantee Scheme </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SME Export Marketing Fund </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SME Training Fund </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SME Development Fund </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentorship Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SME Committee members </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. “ You can’t fly with one wing.” Social Enterprises Business Sectors Government NGO
  10. 10. <ul><li>~Thank you~ </li></ul>

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