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Social enterprise landscape in pakistan BC. Entrepreneurship in Pakistan PIDE. Policy Symposium on Social Enterprises in Pakistan Challenges and Way Forward. A Study on the Performance of Microfinance in Pakistan. Government Policy on SMEs, Entrepreneurship Environment. WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS ON THE RISE IN SOUTH ASIA. A Case for Social Enterprise: At the Bottom of the Top of the Pyramid. Social entrepreneurship research. Social Entrepreneurship serving the poor. Feminist Insight on Genedered Work. Advancing a Research Framework on WE. Social Enterprise in a Global Context HigherEducation. EPG Social Entrepreneurship in Pakistan Unlocking Innovation February 20131. i2i Ecosystem Report 2016 Final.pdf. Grants, incubators and innovation ODI. Akhuwat Microloans through Brotherhood. Akhuwat: Making Microfinance Work | Stanford Social Innovation Review. In recent years, microfinance has come under the spotlight for the wrong reason. The darling of international donor agencies for at least two decades, this market-led approach to poverty alleviation is now accused of causing havoc with borrowers’ lives.

The reporting of numerous suicides by microfinance borrowers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh last year lends credence to these worries. The suicides were reportedly caused by indefensible amounts of pressure applied by microfinance institutions (in particular SKS, where founder/CEO Vikram Akula was recently forced out) to recover their loans from the poor. My own research in Pakistan confirms this.

Most borrowers (all women) that I spoke to in semi-rural areas around Lahore mentioned various humiliation rituals that microfinance organizations have devised to shame them into returning their money. Because of cultural reasons, women are particularly vulnerable to public shaming, and loan officers often resort to this. Opportunity Pakistan Untapped Potential. WB Pak Enterprise Survey 2013. Business Environment in Pakistan - World Bank Enterprise Survey of Business Managers - World Bank Group. Development Aid vs Social Enterprise A Pakistan Perspective.

Social Entrepreneurship in Pakistan | YouthEngagementServices. Social Entrepreneurship in Pakistan: The Road Less Traveled by Ali Raza Khan Chief Executive Officer in YES Network Pakistan Abstract Social Entrepreneurship is the fastest growing field in the world. The concept of Social Entrepreneurship has not yet arrived at a full understanding in Pakistan. Key Words: Social Entrepreneurship in Pakistan, Social enterprise, Social Entrepreneurs Research Questions What is Social Entrepreneurship? Methodology Qualitative research methodology has been employed for this study. And experience of the researcher on designing and implementing a wide range of social entrepreneurship projects for the integration in public and private institutions of Pakistan. Outline of the Paper The paper is organized in six main sections that can be read in any order based on the reader’s interest and familiarity with the subject. The first section aims at introducing the concept of Social Entrepreneurship, a history in brief, an overview of the field’s current state and outlook.

Opportunity Pakistan Final Report. Creating a Conducive Policy Environment for MSME Pakistan. Moving Towards MSEL Opportunities and Challenges. GALLUP CYBER LETTER ON SME IN PAKISTAN. Developing SME Policy in Pakistan. MSME CI AnalysisNote. Women entrepreneurs Improving Bargaining Power. Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistan - Nadeem Malik - Google Books. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not only become an important concept for corporate organizations but also civil society, community, state and the multilateral and bilateral development agencies. It has acquired great significance in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, not only in the advanced economies, but also in emerging and developing countries. In contemporary Pakistan problems of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, and human rights violations are frequent. These problems cannot be dealt with by the state and civil society alone and call for corporate involvement.

Backed by rich empirical data, based on extensive fieldwork and complemented with the official data sources, this book offers a detailed analysis of the socially responsible corporate policies and practices of companies operating in the emerging economy of Pakistan. The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise - Volume 2: Asia Pacific - Google Books. An examination of the relationship between women's personal goals and structural factors influencing their decision to start a business: The case of Pakistan. Most of the work on women entrepreneurs in developing countries relates largely to those who are uneducated and very poor, working in the rural areas or the urban informal sectors. Few studies have attempted to study women entrepreneurs in the urban formal sectors in developing countries, the category of women corresponding to the women entrepreneurs studied in the Western world.

Furthermore, most of these studies, conducted largely by international development agencies, have tended to focus on issues from a macroperspective. They assume that women entrepreneurs in developing countries are a homogeneous group, with similar experiences in starting a business. This study departs from earlier research in two major ways. First, it focuses on actual and potential women entrepreneurs in the urban formal sector. Second, adopting a symbolic interactionist approach, it tries to take a closer look at women's experiences in starting a business. EmeraldInsight. EmeraldInsight. EmeraldInsight. SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research. Barriers to Development and Progression of Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan.

SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research. Women entrepreneurship in Asian developing countries. Feminist Insight on Gendered Work: New Directions in Research on Women and Entrepreneurship - Mirchandani - 1999 - Gender, Work & Organization. This paper discusses research on female entrepreneurs in conjunction with feminist theory on gendered work. I explore the ways in which much of the research on women's experiences of entrepreneurship focuses on identifying similarities and differences between female and male business owners, and on providing explanations for the differences identified.

While such an approach is useful in compensating for the exclusion of women in earlier studies of business ownership, it does not illuminate how and why entrepreneurship came to be defined and understood vis-à-vis the behaviour of only men. Advancing a Framework for Coherent Research on Women's Entrepreneurship - De Bruin - 2007 - Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Taking Stock. Women Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries What explains. Social entrepreneurship research: A source of explanation, prediction, and delight. IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Av. Pearson 21, 08034 Barcelona, Spain Available online 3 October 2005 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access Get rights and content Social entrepreneurship, as a practice and a field for scholarly investigation, provides a unique opportunity to challenge, question, and rethink concepts and assumptions from different fields of management and business research.

Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Inc. Social entrepreneurship: Creating new business models to serve the poor. A Sustainable Strategies Consulting Group, C/ Topazi 5B, 08012 Barcelona, Spainb IESE Business School, Avda. Pearson 21, 08034 Barcelona, Spain Available online 15 December 2004 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access Get rights and content Abstract The term “social entrepreneurship” (SE) is used to refer to the rapidly growing number of organizations that have created models for efficiently catering to basic human needs that existing markets and institutions have failed to satisfy.

Keywords Social entrepreneurship; Sustainability; Business model; Corporate social responsibility. The age of social enterprise? Theory and Practice of social entrepreneurship are both growing rapidly and attracting increasing attention from a number of different domains, such as non-profits, for-profits, as well as the public sector. Social entrepreneurship differs from traditional understanding of business entrepreneurship or non-profit organizations. Social entrepreneurs drive social innovation and transformation in various fields including education, health, environment and enterprise development. They pursue poverty alleviation goals with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices.

A social enterprise is an organisation that exists for a social purpose and engages in trading to fulfill its mission, using market-based techniques to achieve social ends. Emerging from a non-profit background, the social enterprise is a renewed, rather than new concept, involving ‘business as an instrument for social development’ –Hamza Ahmad. Social enterprise is an emerging force in Pakistan | Guardian Sustainable Business.

The term social enterprise may be relatively new in Pakistan but it is gaining popularity in its areas of development. While it may be an unfamiliar concept for many engaged in local grassroots businesses they can nevertheless see the potential of engaging in ventures which have a social impact. According to the Opportunity Pakistan Report – produced by i-genius, an initiative supporting social entrepreneurs worldwide – despite the country’s social and political unrest, it offers opportunities for investment and innovation. “Countries experiencing transition are fertile places for new ideas to thrive”, said Shivang Patel, commission coordinator of i-genius. “Despite media attention in the west on all things bad in the region we found a country progressing through slow but significant positive reforms.

There is considerable untapped potential for social businesses”. Water One such example is Pharmagen Water. Energy Construction Finance Read more stories like this: Since you’re here … Pakistan: The New Hotbed of Social Enterprise? | The Huffington Post. South Asia is bursting with people. More than 50 cities in India have more than a million people, and other urban centers in the subcontinent like Dhaka, Kathmandu and Colombo house populations well above ten million each. To add to it, the trend of urbanization is continuing to drive people into crowded spaces. While increasing urbanization generally provides countries with the potential to grow, the region has struggled to make the most of this opportunity. Pakistan’s plight is similar to the region in terms of population. The world’s seventh-largest urban agglomeration, the city of Karachi alone is home to over 20 million people, and tops Forbes’s list of fastest growing megacities with a population growth rate of 80.5% in the past ten years.

Apart from swelling population, the young country has to tackle various big and small problems ranging from unemployment and war on terror to lack of sanitation and clean drinking water. Co-authored by Fakeha Asghar.