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Olaleye S.A., Mogaji E., Watat J.K., Ukpabi D. (2020) The Influence of Social Vision, Social Networks, and Financial Return on Social SME Sustainability. In: Thrassou A., Vrontis D., Weber Y., Shams S.M.R., Tsoukatos E. (eds) The Changing Role of SMEs in Global Business. Palgrave Studies in Cross-disciplinary Business Research, In Association with EuroMed Academy of Business. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

The influence of social vision, social networks, and financial return on Social SME sustainability

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Author: Olaleye, Sunday Adewale1; Mogaji, Emmanuel2; Watat, Josue Kuika3;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
2University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
3AMBERO Consulting Gesellschaft mbH, Germany
4University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2020
Publish Date: 2022-11-15


Social entrepreneurship is one of the catalysts of poverty reduction and sustainable development, but its impact in developing countries is not rapid in comparison to traditional entrepreneurship. The idea is to explain the phenomenon from an entrepreneurial perspective and to focus on entrepreneur sustainability. The data for this study was collected at the firm level with questionnaires through Qualtrics online survey platform. The structured questionnaires target the Social Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Nigeria. This study provides a fundamental understanding of structural relationships that exist between the social vision, social network, financial return, innovation, and SMSME sustainability and contributes to the literature by deepening the concepts of social entrepreneurship in developing countries, where social and economic conditions are not stable.

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Series: Palgrave studies in cross-disciplinary business research
ISSN: 2523-8167
ISSN-E: 2523-8175
ISSN-L: 2523-8167
ISBN: 978-3-030-45835-5
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-45834-8
Pages: 133 - 153
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45835-5_7
Host publication: The Changing Role of SMEs in Global Business : Volume II: Contextual Evolution Across Markets, Disciplines and Sectors
Host publication editor: Thrassou, Alkis
Vrontis, Demetris
Weber, Yaakov
Shams, S. M. Riad
Tsoukatos, Evangelos
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
Copyright information: © The Author(s) 2020. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Palgrave Studies in Cross-disciplinary Business Research, In Association with EuroMed Academy of Business. The final authenticated version is available online at