Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


Impact of Personal Motivation on the Intention and Behaviour of Social Entrepreneurs

Author(s): Bassem Salhi

Social entrepreneurship has become one of the finest solutions for addressing various social, environmental and economic problems. Deeper understanding of entrepreneurship can help both researchers and policy makers to evaluate the different phenomena related to entrepreneurship.

Throughout this study, we have sought to bring together required elements to respond to the following question:

How can the motivation, intention and behaviour of social entrepreneurs be explained? In other words, to what extent do personal and contextual variables affect the motivations, intentions and behaviours of social entrepreneurs?

The model is based on a quantitative study conducted by 186 Saudi business owners during 2016. Our primary results show that in terms of intention, personal motivations do not explain this variable for Saudi social entrepreneurs. Our empirical investigations also reveal that the intention variable is not significant in determining the behaviour of social entrepreneurs.