Social entrepreneur quotient: An international perspective on social entrepreneur personalities

Pandey, Mariya Jilinskaya and Wade, Jeremy (2019) Social entrepreneur quotient: An international perspective on social entrepreneur personalities. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 10 (3). pp. 265-287. ISSN 19420676

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As the field of social entrepreneurship expands, so will demand for education, support services, and finance to facilitate these activities. Rigorous tools for evaluating social ventures’ potential, and founders’ capabilities, will be required. The Social Entrepreneur Quotient (SEQ) is a psychometric scale encompassing six dimensions: creativity, ethics, openness to change, risk-taking, autonomy, and achievement motivation. Through SEQ testing of an international sample of participants in a massive open online course on social enterprise, this paper places in conversation the significance of individual social entrepreneur traits and the contextually embedded nature of social enterprise in the Global North and South.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Global North and South | Personality | Psychometrics | Social entrepreneurship | Socio-economic development
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities
Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Shilpi Rana
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 07:59
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2022 06:47
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Funders: O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana, India
Additional Information: The authors thank Isabel Salovaara for critical and outstanding contributions to this research project and express immense gratitude for her conceptual and editorial support. The authors would also like to thank Dr. Shilpi Sharma and Dr. Sanjeev Sahni for critical conceptual, technical and moral support at the early stages of this research.


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