Document Type : Research Paper
Assistant Professor- Faculty of Entrepreneurship-University of Tehran
Social entrepreneurship will create innovative solutions to solve critical social problems and mobilize the ideas, capacities, resources and social regulations needed for social changes. Development of social entrepreneurship will undoubtedly play an important role in economic development, but because of social challenges that entrepreneurs have to cope with, it needs regulatory policies. Review of these policies in developed countries could help to formulate regulatory policies towards social entrepreneurship development in Iran. The aim of this study is to identify the regulatory policies of social entrepreneurship development with a comparative approach. For this purpose, the six countries of Japan, America, Sweden, Great Britain, Australia and Taiwan have been selected. An overall framework of dimensions and indicators of regulatory policies of social entrepreneurship development in selected countries was presented. The findings of this study indicate that regulatory policies of social entrepreneurship development in these countries have been implemented in four groups: financial support, national and regional planning, rules modification and consulting support. the Iranian social entrepreneurship policy makers could benefit from these results to identify the barriers in the way of social entrepreneurship policy-making and formulate the appropriate policies of social entrepreneurship development in Iran.