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Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

Mokhtar Bouba


The research purpose of this study initiates the need for describing the role consumers have in social entrepreneurship. Current research remains primarily dedicated to the leadership and organizational structures of entities operating as a social enterprise – while overlooking the role of consumers. This style of entrepreneurship requires specific attention on the social aspect of consumers and beneficiaries in order to create and implement ethics in this growing field. This research examines the current role of the participants in the social-mission driven organizations they support; data collection indicates that, at the present, most consumers support organizations without engaging in direct input for organizational decision-making. Implications for further research should be dedicated to understanding the role of consumers and beneficiaries in the growing field of social entrepreneurship.


Anthropology | Business | Communication | Leadership Studies | Organization Development | Social Work


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