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Title: Nurturing university students to be social entrepreneurs : relevance of service leadership education
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Lin, L 
Keywords: Effective leadership
Higher education
Service leadership
Social entrepreneurship
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal on disability and human development, 2015, v. 14, no. 3, p. 285-293 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: When the concept of social entrepreneurship becomes more popular, many universities explicitly claim that they wish to nurture social entrepreneurs. In this paper, the concept of social entrepreneurship and the successful attributes of social entrepreneurs are outlined. With reference to the question of how university students can be nurtured to be social entrepreneurs, it is suggested that the service leadership model proposed by the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management is a good framework to be considered. In the framework, it is asserted that there are three attributes of a successful service leader – leadership competence, moral character, and caring dispositions. In this study, the experience of implementing a credit-bearing subject based on the service leadership model at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is highlighted.
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2015-0409
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