The Crucial Role of Institutions in Fostering Social Entrepreneurship in Developing Nations

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Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad
Zuhaib Ali
Shamsa Kanwal
Prof. Dr. Sudhair Abbas Bangash


Social entrepreneurship, characterized by its dual commitment to generating social impact and financial sustainability, has emerged as a potent force for addressing multifaceted challenges in developing nations. This research paper delves into the dynamic interplay between social entrepreneurship and institutional environments within these regions. In the context of developing nations, social entrepreneurs often confront formidable obstacles, including inadequate infrastructure, limited access to capital, regulatory complexities, and cultural norms that can hinder their progress. Central to this investigation is the pivotal role that institutions play in fostering social entrepreneurship. Institutions encompass government agencies, legal frameworks, financial entities, and civil society organizations, collectively shaping the ecosystem in which social entrepreneurs operate. This paper provides an extensive exploration of the manifold ways in which institutions can support and catalyze social entrepreneurship. This includes the creation of supportive legal structures, facilitation of access to capital, provision of education and training programs, enactment of policies incentivizing social entrepreneurship, promotion of collaboration, and advocacy for heightened awareness.

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Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Zuhaib Ali, Shamsa Kanwal, & Prof. Dr. Sudhair Abbas Bangash. (2024). The Crucial Role of Institutions in Fostering Social Entrepreneurship in Developing Nations. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(1), 462-475. Retrieved from

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