From Social Sustainability to Social Entrepreneurship: A Path for Social Value Creation

Toker K.

in: Research Anthology on Approaches to Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship , Information Resources Management Association (USA), Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.1151-1180, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.1151-1180
  • Editors: Information Resources Management Association (USA), Editor
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Despite the discussion of social sustainability, which has been a crucial component of sustainable development for decades, unfortunately, the desired successful outcomes have not been realized in practice. This failure caused the need to examine the concept of social sustainability differently than ever before. Social entrepreneurship is a valuable tool to meet this need. Concordantly, this chapter purposes to evaluate the relations between social sustainability and social entrepreneurship by comprehensively analyzing them. Discussing this relationship and proposing a new perspective will support overcome theoretical dilemmas and practical struggles. Therefore, the concept of sustainability was explained in detail through a wide literature review, and then the concept of social entrepreneurship was examined, and links, similarities, and gaps were revealed between the two concepts. As a result, the effective implementation of social sustainability policies depends on the social impact and value created by social entrepreneurship.