Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221825
Title: SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND SPACE USE: A STUDY ON THE DEMANDS, EFFECTS AND OBSTACLES
Authors: TAN JIE XIN GENEVIEVE
Keywords: Real Estate
RE
Fu Yuming
2017/2018 RE
Issue Date: 15-May-2018
Citation: TAN JIE XIN GENEVIEVE (2018-05-15). SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND SPACE USE: A STUDY ON THE DEMANDS, EFFECTS AND OBSTACLES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Social enterprises have gained traction over the years with its unique model of making positive social impact and change but ensuring financial sustainability. The social enterprise sector has grown due to its positioning of improving society through goods and services alongside with the increasing number of support pillars that have emerged to provide resources and funding. As the social enterprise scene continues to grow and flourish, there is a pronounced gap in the interaction of social enterprises and space use. The lack of research has resulted in an overlooking of the social enterprises’ spatial needs, which is a crucial element for running a social enterprise. In attempts to narrow the current gap, the study aims to identify the current interactions of social enterprises with space, their demands, effects and obstacles that they face. To understand the common consensus and causal effect of the demands for space by social enterprises, a categorical analysis was used to attribute certain characteristics to the different demands. To investigate the current barriers that have been caused due to the gap, the respondents were further subdivided into groups to draw conclusive inferences on the reasons behind these obstacles. The results revealed that demand is derived most from social enterprises that engage in niche activities. These respondents also prioritize affordability and accessibility with regards to their physical space. The main obstacles observed by respondents are lack of information and unsuitable infrastructure. These findings provide important planning and developmental implications. Social enterprises exist to unveil the blind spots of society. With greater attention and resources put towards them, the stakeholders constitutionally impacts society.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221825
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