ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 1, Number 2, July 2003


Social Entrepreneurship: A Pakistani Perspective
Azra Maqsood - SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan
Dr. Javaid Laghari - HEC, Islamabad, Pakistan


Abstract
Government, businesses, not for profits and local business communities and residents are all impacted by the globalization of the economy and those who live and work in all sectors and regions are the consumers who are also concerned about equity, the environment and sustainability. No one sector creates or can address the problems in isolation from another so new forms of analyzing the problems and responding to them with new sources of capital and cross sectional collaboration are needed.

William Drayton, the founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public is thought to have coined the term social entrepreneur several decades ago. He is widely credited with creating the worlds first organization to promote the profession of social entrepreneurship. Over the last two decades, with the rise of the citizen sector, the popularity of the concept has exponentially increased. In Pakistan alone, Ashoka has since 1996 elected 18 fellows. These fellows work all across Pakistan from...

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