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Social entrepreneurship: policies and practice in Malaysia

Rasyid, Yasmin and Bowen, Robert ORCID: 2021. Social entrepreneurship: policies and practice in Malaysia. Jones, Paul, Huxtable-Thomas, Louisa, Hamidon, Syahira, Hannon, Paul and Tawil, Norgainy Mohd, eds. Entrepreneurial Activity in Malaysia, Springer International Publishing, pp. 117-134. (10.1007/978-3-030-77753-1_6)

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This chapter discusses the development of policies and practices within the Malaysian social entrepreneurship ecosystem, with the aim of understanding the role of social entrepreneurship in an emerging economy. While still a new concept in Malaysia, government efforts are accelerating the sector’s growth. This chapter evaluates the prominent issues of social entrepreneurship in Malaysia, focussing on the actions of policymakers in furthering the reach of social entrepreneurship, as well as analysing working examples. Five case studies of social entrepreneurship across Malaysia are discussed, which underline the growth of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem across the country. Findings point to several challenges for such companies, notably awareness of social enterprises, a lack of legal definition, and limited resources, particularly financial and human resources.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 9783030777531
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:34

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