Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 28, 2017

Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting

Denise Kleinrichert, Geoff Desa, Caterina Tantalo
Pages 132-141

Called To Act
Exploring The Antecedent Role Of Calling In Social Entrepreneurship

This paper develops an analysis of the role of individual, meaningful calling to act as a social entrepreneur with a mission to affect positive social impacts in communities. We analyzed anonymous survey data from a mixed methods study of social entrepreneurs from across a variety of global social mission enterprises. Our survey provided specific responses to individual calling and purpose related to affective, cognitive and meaningful work.