A Conceptual Overview of Social Entrepreneurship and Its Relevance to the Nigeria’s Third Sector


Social entrepreneurship has evolved as an important instrument for achieving measurable and sustainable change in the society. This paper attempts a conceptual overview of the field and the third sector in Nigeria. Interview and secondary data sources guided the author to find that there is a dearth of information on social entrepreneurship in Nigeria and a lack of collaboration, partnership and the scalability of innovative solutions to address societal problems. However, the study recommends that the social entrepreneurship ecosystem should be developed and the political institutions recognize and support social entrepreneurs as sustainable positive change agents in the society.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; third sector; Nigeria; social change; social innovation; social problems

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 32-51 (Download PDF)

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