International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)

Abstract

Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship in Vietnam

Author(s): Dr. Nguyen Hoang Tien, Dr. Dinh Ba Hung Anh, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Minh Ngoc, Ms. Do Thi Y Nhi

This article delivers a full understanding of the concepts of social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and their sustainability issues. Despite different nature, determinant factors, motivation and purpose, as well as orientation towards sustainable development of commercial and social entrepreneurship the results of analysis show that both form of entrepreneurship could to stay together to successfully bridge social capital leading to the development of both forms of entrepreneurial activities. Using extensive conceptual analysis in parallel with carried out research on entrepreneurship in the largest megacities and countryside areas in Vietnam, the article revealed predominant kind of entrepreneurship in each of the two zones and proposed solutions to connect and enhance social and commercial entrepreneurship in the countryside, promoting synergy effect and expansion.