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University Students' Perceptions on Social Enterprise - Using Photovoice Methodology

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(4), pp.247-272
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Hyunju Lee 1

1충북대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to explore the perceptions of social enterprise by university students who have studied social enterprise. 3 sessions were conducted every 2 weeks at C university in Chungbuk with 4 university students who wish to participate using Photovoice. The participants chose the following three themes in social enterprise to take and present photos, and discussed: ‘A social enterprise is’, ‘Success and failure factors of social enterprise’, ‘Future of social enterprise’. Results are follows. First, the participants perceived social enterprise as a family-like organization, offer job opportunities and social services to the vulnerable social groups and the quality of products and services of social enterprise aren’t recognized properly, since society's prejudices and stereotypes. Second, they perceive links and collaboration through network and listens to customers‘s voice as success factors of social enterprise and financial support as failure factor of social enterprise. Third, they perceive social enterprise will be in equivalent positions and compete with commercial enterprises and will go resemble each other. And, it will be exist as vitamins and essential to the future society, but focusing on quantitative growth of social enterprise as it is now, then it will be culled. Based on these results the ways to raise awareness and sustainable growth of social enterprise are suggested.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.