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Scaling the impact of social entrepreneurship from production and operations management perspective – a study of eight organisations in the health and education sector in India

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Social entrepreneurs are springing up everywhere across the globe and they are gaining increasing recognition for their activities as agents of change. More and more citizens are using entrepreneurial skills in building sustainable enterprises, profit and non-profit to bring change in country and to address global societal, ethical or environmental value issues primarily at local level. But it is imperative to scale up the operations and maintain acceptable quality standards through the perspective of productions and operations management. This study provides a comparative analysis of eight cases of social entrepreneurship in the field of healthcare and education sectors in India and suggests factors associated with scaling up of operations that leads to significant changes at the base of pyramid to marginalised and poor people and are able to overcome the hurdles to socio-economic and sustainable development in poor countries.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship, social transformation, entrepreneurship, scaling up of social entrepreneurship, India

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