Social entrepreneurship differs from commercial entrepreneurship not only in social purpose and social value creation. The main differences are:
- Purpose or mission:
Commercial entrepreneurship aims to create profitable operations resulting in private gain, whereas social entrepreneurship is more concerned with creating social value for the public good. This social purpose is the integrating driver of social entrepreneurship.
- Resource mobilization:
- - Type of opportunities indentified: a problem for a commercial entrepreneur is often an opportunity for the social entrepreneur. Opportunitis arise in a different way because its purpose is different. They focus more on serving basic, long-standing needs more effectively through innovative
the purpose is often shared by a number of organizations and the demand usually far exceeds the capacity of the social enterprises to serve these needs.
- Performance measurement:
is done differently because value is made up by the social impact and not by the number of the profit