The purpose of this survey is to better understand the human values of social and other-wise traditional entrepreneurs. To assist you in this process, please consider this distinction:

The social entrepreneur provides value on a large-scale with substantial transformational benefit that accrues either to a significant segment o society or to society at large. Unlike the traditional entrepreneurial value proposal that assumes a market that can pay for the innovation, the social entrepreneur’s value proposition targets an under-served, neglected, or highly disadvantaged population that lacks the financial means or political clout to achieve the transformative benefit on its own.

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* 1. If you are currently an entrepreneur or planning to be an entrepreneur please indicate if you consider yourself a Social Entrepreneur; a Traditional Entrepreneur; or Neither.

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* 2. Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each statement.

  strongly disagree moderately disagree somewhat disagree neutral somewhat agree moderately agree strongly agree
I consider myself to be a social entrepreneur.
I consider myself to be a traditional entrepreneur.
Social entrepreneurship is a relatively new phenomenon.
I have a clear understanding of what social entrepreneurship means.
Social entrepreneurs are different from traditional entrepreneurs.
Societies would benefit further with more social entrepreneurship and less traditional entrepreneurship.
Social entrepreneurship should be taught or developed.

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* 3. These are Terminal Values and describe desired end states of existence; goals a person would like to achieve during his or her lifetime.

Rank each value in order of importance (1 is most important); how much each value may act as a guiding principle in your life.

The survey will allow you to use each number rating only 1 time so that each value gets a unique rating between 1-18. Every value (row) will require a number.

Most people find that it is quickest to rate first your top 5; then bottom 5; and let the 8 in between fall randomly.

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A comfortable; a prosperous Life
Equality; brotherhood and equal opportunity for all
An exciting life; a stimulating, active life
Family security; taking care of loved ones
Freedom; independence and free choice
Health; physical and mental well-being
Inner harmony; freedom from inner conflict
Mature love; sexual and spiritual intimacy
National security; protection from attack
Pleasure; an enjoyable, leisurely life
Salvation; saved, eternal life
Self-respect; self-esteem
A sense of accomplishment; a lasting contribution
Social recognition; respect and admiration
True friendship; close companionship
Wisdom; a mature understanding of life
A world at peace; a world free of war and conflict
A world of beauty; beauty of nature and the arts

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* 4. These are Instrumental Values and describe preferable modes of behavior, or means of achieving the terminal values.

Rank each value in order of importance (1 is most important); how much each value may act as a guiding principle in your life.

The survey will allow you to use each number rating only 1 time so that each value gets a unique rating between 1-18. Every value (row) will require a number.

Most people find that it is quickest to rate first top 5; then bottom 5; and let the 8 in between fall randomly.

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Ambitious; hardworking and aspiring
Broad-minded; open minded
Capable competent; effective
Clean; neat and tidy
Courageous; standing up for your beliefs
Forgiving; willing to pardon others
Helpful; working for the welfare of others
Honest; sincere and truthful
Imaginative; daring and creative
Independent; self-reliant, self-sufficient
Intellectual; intelligent and reflective
Logical; consistent, rational
Loving; affectionate and tender
Loyal; faithful to friends or the group
Obedient; dutiful, respectful
Polite; courteous and well-mannered
Responsible; dependable and reliable
Self-controlled; restrained, self-disciplined

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* 5. Please provide your own definition of social entrepreneurship; including perhaps behavioral characteristics of the social entrepreneur and the impact of the social affect.

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* 6. What do you perceive to be different among social and other types of otherwise traditional entrepreneurship; are the efforts different, or only the outcomes?

Most important, why did you classify and rate yourself as you did in questions 1 & 2; please share about yourself as an entrepreneur.

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* 10. What is your highest level of education?

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* 11. What is your religious affiliation?

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* 12. Do you want to participate in a short (15 - 30 minute) interview about your human values as an entrepreneur?

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* 13. Participants who in question 12 indicated they would be available for an interview, please provide your contact details.

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