Methodological challenges in implementation of social incubators in Kerala: A case study
Keywords:social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social enterprise ecosystem, social incubation, case study, methodological challenges in implementation
Kerala has many social issues that have potential solutions through social enterprises, but the social enterprise activity in Kerala is very limited. Although social enterprises could play a major role in the social and economic development of Kerala, it needs a more conducive environment for such enterprises to thrive. The literature search failed to trace out any study related to social incubation in Kerala. This qualitative study conducted in the case study method attempted to understand why social incubators do not flourish in Kerala to overcome the failure in nurturing social enterprises by identifying the methodological challenges in the implementation of social incubators. The findings indicate that social incubation is yet non-digestive for the companies, people and the policymakers, and it leads to the conclusion that the social enterprise ecosystem in Kerala needs to grow and mature to accept social enterprises and social incubators which can steer social change and development.
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