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An Exploratory Study of the Process Model of Social Problem-Solving in Social Entrepreneurship Research

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    Social entrepreneurship is still in its infancy and there are few studies discussing its process of solving poverty issues. The article argues that discovering and exploiting social entrepreneurial opportunities for the formation of new goods or services in the social entrepreneurial process cannot guarantee that the problem is solved completely. The article suggests that understanding the nature of the problem and putting the focus on behavioral patterns of the individuals facing the problem are important steps as well as issues to be taken into consideration in any problem-solving approach. These are white spaces in current social entrepreneurship research as well as challenges for the development of the field into a really problem-solving approach.

     

    Keywords: Social entrepreneurial process, problem-solving process, poverty alleviation