Sidab Women's Sewing Group: An example of social entrepreneurship in the Arabian Gulf

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Social entrepreneurship has become a global movement - a movement with a goal to effect positive social change. While the term may seem new; ground-breaking the concept is not. Ground-breaking individuals and revolutionary groups have been addressing social issues for centuries. The title 'social entrepreneurship' has been applied to a startling range of organisations and activities from grass-roots campaigns to the 'social' actions of multi-national corporations. This paper seeks to present efforts and initiative by a young Omani entrepreneur who is striving to help alleviate poverty of women from her village. It illustrates her background, motives and motivation, as well as her leadership and organisational attributes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Middle East
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Women entrepreneurship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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