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The Role of Spiritual Capital on Social Entrepreneurship

The Role of Spiritual Capital on Social Entrepreneurship

Oham, Charles ORCID: 0000-0003-0477-0347, Kokkranikal, Jithendran ORCID: 0000-0003-0103-562X and Coca-Stefaniak, Andres ORCID: 0000-0001-5711-519X (2019) The Role of Spiritual Capital on Social Entrepreneurship. In: Historic International Conference on Spirituality and the Professions, 16 May, 2019 - 18 May, 2019, Waterford, Ireland. (Unpublished)

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Spiritual capital is a key benefit that religion brings to people and societies (Malloch, 2005 &2008). As faith plays a critical role in Christian peoples’ life; it extends to the exchange of goods and services. However, how Christian entrepreneurs engage with their faith to further their business objectives has not been clearly understood. In this study, Christian Spiritual Capital (CSC) is explored to investigate the critical role it plays in the business activities and outcomes of Christian entrepreneurs. The thesis focuses on research on spiritual capital amongst Christian entrepreneurs considering the impact that the resource has on Christian entrepreneurial practice. We survey 212 respondents investigating the meanings they construct on spiritual capital. In this presentation, we set out findings from a study conducted on the impact spiritual capital on social entrepreneurs. We identify how social entrepreneurs access this resource and what has been the impact on their business objectives.

CSC provides several benefits to stakeholders through thee agency of Christian entrepreneurs.

This study reveals that Spiritual Capital is a key benefit that religion brings to social entrepreneurship as many social entrepreneurs identify their faith with the values of social entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spiritual Capital, Christian Spiritual Capital, Social Entrepreneurship
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
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