The impact of social entrepreneurial personality on Social entrepreneurial intention among university graduates in Yemen: A conceptual Framework




The need for social entrepreneurship today is highly emphasized as a fast and efficient tool to address the complex socio-economic and humanitarian crises that today's world is plagued more than ever in history. Nevertheless, there has been few research on the underlying factors, individuals' intention to create a new social enterprise, especially in at least developing countries like Yemen. Therefore, this study aims to fulfill this gap by proposing a conceptual framework on how social entrepreneurial intention can be among university graduates. It seeks particularly to examine the combined effect of classical entrepreneurial orientation and prosocial orientation as elements of social entrepreneurial personality on social entrepreneurial intention.This framework could be useful for universities and other stakeholders to produce graduates with holistic social entrepreneurship traits that guide them to choose social entrepreneurship as a viable career path. Pursuing a career in businesses with social aim graduates will have high potential in transforming from job seekers to opportunity generators, thereby bridging the existing gab in social needs.   


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Abdo Hasan Al-Harasi, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.

Abdo is a Ph.D candidate in Management with emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia. He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) in collaboration with Staffordshire University United Kingdom. His areas of interest include Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, NGOs, and Youth Empowerment. Abdo can be contacted at

Ehsan Fansuree Surin, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.

Ehsan Fansuree Surin Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor. His areas of interest include Small Business Management, New Venture Creation, Business Planning, Research Methodology, Business Networking. Ehsan Fansuree can be contacted at

Hardy Loh Rahim, Malaysian Academy of SME & Entrepreneurship Development (MASMED), Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.

Hardy Loh Rahim Senior Lecturer at Malaysian Academy of SME & Entrepreneurship Development (MASMED), Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor. His areas of interest include Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, SME Performance, Entrepreneurship Education. Hardy Loh Rahim can be contacted at

Mohammed Abdulrab, Department of Management and Information System, College of Business Administration, University of Ha'il, Ha'il, Saudi Arabia & Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Administrative and Humanities Sciences, Al-Razi University, Sana'a, Yemen

Dr. Abdulrab is currently an assistant professor at College of Business Administration, and HR consultant at University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. He completed his PhD in Human Resource Management at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). His areas of interest include HRM, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Psychological Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship, Abdulrab is well-trained in quantitative analysis using SPSS, AMOS-SEM, and SmartPLS-SEM. Abdulrab can be contacted at

Yaser Hasan Al-Mamary, Department of Management and Information System, College of Business Administration, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Yaser Hasan Al-Mamary is currently an assistant professor at College of Business Administration, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. He completed his PhD in Technology Management at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in 2015. He is from Yemen. Yaser's work mostly falls under the umbrella of MIS, Entrepreneurship, Management, Business IT, IS Success, Technology Adoption, Technological Capability, Organizational Commitment, and Educational Technology.

Serhan A. Al-Shammari, Department of Management and Information System, College of Business Administration, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia * corresponding author

Dr. Serhan A. Al-Shammari is currently an assistant professor at College of Business Administration, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. His areas of interest include HRM, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Serhan A. Al-Shammari can be contacted at

Ali Saleh Alshebami, Community College of Abqaiq, King Faisal University, Alahsa, 31982, Saudi Arabia

Ali Alshebami is an Assistant Professor at King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. He completed his Ph.D. in Management Science. His research area of interest includes Microfinance, SMEs, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management, and Business. he can be contacted through

Mohieddin Grada, Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohieddin Grada is currently an assistant professor at College of Business Administration, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. His areas of interest include, Accounting, Corporate Governance, and Financial Accounting. Dr Grada can be contacted at



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Al-Harasi, A. H., Surin, E. F., Rahim, H. L., Abdulrab, M., Al-Mamary, Y. H., Al-Shammari, S. A., … Grada, M. (2021). The impact of social entrepreneurial personality on Social entrepreneurial intention among university graduates in Yemen: A conceptual Framework. HOLOS, 1, 1–17.