Sociological Analysis of the External Challenges of Creating Social Value of Social Entrepreneurs with Bourdieu's Habitual Approach

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Researcher on University of Tehran

2 Assistant Professor of Sociology Azad University Central Tehran Branch


The main purpose of the present study is to analyze the sociological challenges of creating social value social entrepreneurs with the Bourdieu habitual approach. Bourdieu's (1977) habitual approach was used to analyze the external challenges of creating social value for social entrepreneurs. The research method is based on objective and qualitative-narrative information gathering. The study population is all social entrepreneurs who seek to create social value or solve social problems with a level of individual analysis with more than 5 years of experience. The purposeful sampling method was conducted through 12 interviews and from the 10th interview, the researcher achieved theoretical saturation. The results show that external challenges at the productivity stage are subject to formal public and institutional considerations. Of course, the functional weakness of institutions and the interconnectedness of the public and the crystallized public participation reflect the decline in the utilization of social entrepreneurs. Also, the crystallization of the weaknesses of institutional functions and institutional participation leads to a reflection or habit of increasing internal challenge among social entrepreneurs.
Keywords: Sociological analysis, External challenges, Internal challenges, Social entrepreneur, Bourdieu habit.


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