An exploration of the youths perception toward social entrepreneurship development: Evidence from Bangladesh


  • Dewan Mehrab Ashrafi School of Business Administration, East Delta University, Chittagong
  • Md Atiqur Rahman Sarker Department of Business Administration, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Selangor
  • Junaidah Binti Hashim Department of Business Administration, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Selangor
  • Ahasanul Haque Department of Business Administration, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Selangor
  • Fatima Kanis Nayan School of Business & Economics, North South University, Dhaka



Social Entrepreneurship, Society Perception, Government Obstacles, Barrier, Motivation


A plethora of researchers has dominantly kept their focal point on the concept of social entrepreneurship and its economic development and sustainable aspect, but very few studies have been carried out which solely emphasized the youth and social entrepreneurship in Bangladesh. This study aims to explore the factors associated with the perception development of social entrepreneurship intention among business school graduates in Bangladesh. Primary data has been collected by using a structured questionnaire on 350 respondents and analyzed by using Spearman correlation. This study revealed most of the young graduates chose to participate in social entrepreneurship since it allows them to be independent and help to fulfill their social spirit. They also perceived that social entrepreneurship as a respectable and noble career. Interestingly, they also considered that job as risky and seems like take the advantage of other difficulties or poverty. They are also do not get family support to do social business because they perceived that social entrepreneurship is only for people who cannot get the desired job.


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How to Cite

Ashrafi, D. M., Sarker, M. A. R., Binti Hashim, J., Haque, A., & Nayan, F. K. (2020). An exploration of the youths perception toward social entrepreneurship development: Evidence from Bangladesh. JEMA: Jurnal Ilmiah Bidang Akuntansi Dan Manajemen, 17(1), 88–104.