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Social Media and Social Entrepreneurship

Social Media and Social Entrepreneurship
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Author(s): Md Nazmul Islam (University of West of Scotland, UK) and Vivek Chitran (University of Cumbria, UK)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 20
Source title: Leveraging Computer-Mediated Marketing Environments
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Gordon Bowen (Regent's University London, UK) and Wilson Ozuem (University of Cumbria, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7344-9.ch005

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Abstract

Information plays an important role in the individual lives of people, and social media as an aspect of online information phenomenon is an exciting topic to explore in terms of its impact on social entrepreneurship. Many theoretical fields have contributed to the development of social entrepreneurship, looking in particular at the financial, political, and psychological impacts. This chapter is unique since it focuses on social enterprises and the impact of evolving technologies on social entrepreneurship. This chapter contributes to the literature on social media usage in social enterprises and offers a better understanding of the issues in the specific context of developing countries.

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