Contact FutureLearn for Support
Skip main navigation
We use cookies to give you a better experience, if that’s ok you can close this message and carry on browsing. For more info read our cookies policy.
We use cookies to give you a better experience. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or read our cookies policy for more information.
Work desk with a map

Welcome to Week 2

Are you ready to look at the diverse world of social enterprise?

We have already evaluated social enterprise in the context of global and local problems and explored social enterprise and its relation to sustainable development. This week we are going to look at what social enterprise is, learn about the types of social enterprises, identify different social enterprise models and understand what exactly social impact means.

Before we get started, we offer a special opportunity for you to reflect on your own personality while helping us increase our knowledge of what personality traits, attitudes and behaviours drive social entrepreneurs.

Survey: Help Discover the Social Entrepreneur Personality

As an optional part of this course, Middlesex University, Living in Minca and OP Jindal Global University invite you to participate in a survey on social entrepreneur traits. Your anonymous responses will contribute to a research project being conducted by the course instructors and other researchers from O.P. Jindal Global University, including Dr. Mariya Jilinskaya-Pandey (Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society). Your feedback will be used for research purposes only.

The survey should not take more than 8-10 minutes of your time. We also offer those who complete the survey an opportunity to preview an unpublished literature review summarizing results of over 100 empirical research studies on entrepreneurial personalities over a period of three decades. You will receive a link to view the pdf at the end of your survey responses.

To find out more and to take the survey, please click here.

For questions or concerns in respect of this research, please contact Sara Calvo, Middlesex University/Living in Minca directly on

Please note that this is an independent research survey carried out by Middlesex University, Living in Minca and OP Jindal Global University and your participation may be subject to the course provider’s own policies and terms. FutureLearn takes no responsibility for the contents or the consequences of your participation in this survey. Participation in this survey has no impact on your course marks or progress and is entirely optional.

Share this article:

This article is from the free online course:

Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good

Middlesex University Business School

Course highlights Get a taste of this course before you join: