Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences – Vol (12), Issue (2), 2019

An investigation of the internal environment and its effect on the sustainability of social enterprises in Pakistan

Asad Sarfaraz Khan, Qadar Bakhsh Baloch & Syed Naseeb Ullah Shah

Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan & Abasyn University, Peshawar Campus, Peshawar, Pakistan



Abstract
This study aims to examine how factors related to internal environment (i.e. human resource skills, organizational culture and funding) affect the sustainability of social enterprises in Pakistan. The three internal factors i.e. human resource skills; organizational culture and funding were hypothesized to have a positive impact on the sustainability of social enterprises in Pakistan. The study employed questionnaire survey to collect data from a total of 300 respondents using convenient sampling. The theoretical model proposed in the current study was tested using structural equation modeling. The structural model supports all hypotheses proposed in the current study. Results suggest that human resource skills, organizational culture and funding have significant positive impact on the sustainability of social enterprises in Pakistan. The study also demonstrates implications for researchers and practitioners with avenues for future research.
Keywords: Social enterprises, sustainability, organization culture, funding, human resource skills.

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