Linking community culture and sustainability of community based social interventions: The mediating role of social entrepreneurship
Alice Njeri Nderi, Manjit Singh
Governments, non-governmental organizations and groups across the world especially in the developing nations are facing a burden of taking development through community based social interventions to the grassroot level while at the same time grappling with the challenge of sustaining the interventions. Despite these challenges, there remains a significant need to understand how or under what conditions community based social interventions can be sustained through blending community culture and social entrepreneurship. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of empirical literature to explore how community driven social interventions can be sustained through cultural and social entrepreneurship consideration. We searched for knowledge syntheses of community culture, social entrepreneurship and sustainability. An abstraction of the concepts of community based social interventions, community culture, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability from the articles were identified through relevant systematic and scoping reviews. A comprehensive linkage of community culture and social entrepreneurship towards sustainability of community based social interventions was identified. The paper concluded that to achieve sustainable community based social interventions though social entrepreneurship, social business models which cumulatively puts an emphasis on community culture should be adopted.