Social e-Entrepreneurship, Employment, and e-Learning

Tezcan M.

in: Social E-Enterprise: Value Creation Through ICT , Teresa Torres-Coronas,& Maria-Arantzazu Vidal-Blasco, Editor, Information Science Reference: An Imprint of IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.133-147, 2013

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Information Science Reference: An Imprint of IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-147
  • Editors: Teresa Torres-Coronas,& Maria-Arantzazu Vidal-Blasco, Editor
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Social entrepreneurship is the demonstration of entrepreneurial behavior aimed to meet the requirements of the society, rather than generating profit, bearing economic risks, providing innovative opportunities, having a social goal and value and for social benefits, and members are comprised of volunteering individuals and groups. Social entrepreneurs serve in a wide range of areas. Employment is among the most significant of these. The labor market policies implemented to increase employment also include education. Education is the power that allows rearing well-rounded and conscious citizens and building interdependent and participatory societies. The rapid changes in the communications and information technologies sectors today have also influenced the educational sciences. In this chapter, the social and economic benefits provided by the utilization of the e-learning programs in the trainings provided by the social entrepreneur organizations, aimed to generate employment, are discussed.