Social Entrepreneurship From Sociological Perspective

Senturk M., MENGÜ E.

JOURNAL OF ECONOMY CULTURE AND SOCIETY, no.61, pp.355-369, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: Issue: 61
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/jecs2019-0057
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-369


Social entrepreneurship, which has become the focus of academic studies due to its contribution to economic progress and social development refers to the implementation of entrepreneurship principles and techniques in order to produce innovative and deep solutions to social problems. Initially, social entrepreneurship aroused an interest in the social welfare production debate with the social policy approach which is supported by both voluntary and private sectors as well as the central government Subsequently, Muhammed Yunus and Elinor Ostrom won Nobel Prizes in the field of social entrepreneurship, and this gave social entrepreneurship a greater reputation in academia. Social entrepreneurship, which is one of the most crucial aspects within the business discipline due to the field in which it occurs and the method it follows, also interacts with other disciplines with the effect of articulated structure. The purpose of this article is to show how social entrepreneurship contributes to the neglected social dimension in terms of sociological discipline. The study, which uses a descriptive approach and is based on the literature, also demonstrates a result in line with its purpose, namely the possibility of being sociological by way of the social mission which social entrepreneurship carries, the social capital it produces, the social change it brings forth, and the social movement it creates.