IAJBS 22nd Annual World Forum Jesuit Province of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

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Braulio Pareja Cano

Social entrepreneurship Ignatian leadership-based: A proposal across Jesuit education

It is clear that the social entrepreneur is a genuine type of entrepreneur whose main aim is to create a transformational social impact through a sustainable business model. In our review of literature about the profile of the social entrepreneur we find a gap relating to leadership by social entrepreneurs. Our research question is whether we need a new theory or whether theories about servant leadership and transformational leadership are suitable. We attempt to illuminate this matter through a focus on Ignatian leadership and the role of Jesuit universities in the training of leaders and social entrepreneurs.