Technology Social Venture and Community Empowerment
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This article elaborates the case of Elevyn.com, a technology social venture linking the deprived rural artisans of Sabah directly with the socially-conscious consumers through online shopping portal by eliminating the middlemen in between for the sole intent of revitalizing an area of disinvestment and poverty. In the pro-cess, the founders of Elevyn.com also provided the visionary, strategic and operational leadership often associated with the actions and responsibilities of a social entrepreneur. The limited research to date has investigated technology social venture and community empowerment as separate concepts. In this study, the sustained and intensive involvement and continuous leadership provided by elevyn.com focused on the community em-powerment of the poor rural artisans of Sabah villages has been analyzed.
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TY - CONF AU - Ismail K. AU - Mir Hossain Sohel AU - WOmar WZ PY - 2013/03 DA - 2013/03 TI - Technology Social Venture and Community Empowerment BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Information, Business and Education Technology (ICIBET 2013) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 784 EP - 787 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icibet.2013.170 DO - 10.2991/icibet.2013.170 ID - K.2013/03 ER -