Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Marge Maxwell (Director), Silvie Huang, and Lester Archer
Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research
Doctor of Education
The concept of social entrepreneurship was introduced into higher education in the late 1980s. Since then, social entrepreneurship programs have increased at higher educational institutions nationally and globally. This study examines how academic libraries support the growing trend of social entrepreneurship programs and the perceptions of academic library administrators and faculty librarians toward social entrepreneurship programs. Based on the review of literature, little information exists regarding the academic library support of social entrepreneurship programs. This study involved a survey instrument distributed to academic library administrators and faculty librarians from social entrepreneurship program institutions and a follow-up interview. The analysis provided information on the academic library administrators and faculty librarians’ knowledge of social entrepreneurship, the types of resources and services provided to social entrepreneurship programs, and the perspectives of academic library administrators and faculty librarians regarding social entrepreneurship programs. The results indicate the specific types of resources and services provided and how academic libraries can provide better support of the social entrepreneurship programs in the future.
Business | Library and Information Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Paganelli, Anthony L., "Academic Library Support of Social Entrepreneurship Programs" (2020). Dissertations. Paper 186.