Andreana Drencheva (University of Sheffield)

Andreana Drencheva is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Sheffield, UK and trustee of Chilypep (Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project). Her research explores social entrepreneurship and social impact across levels of analysis and contexts. At the individual level of analysis, she explores social entrepreneurs’ feedback seeking, identity, and wellbeing, recognising the influence of culture during the entrepreneurship journey. At the organisational level of analysis, she explores the tensions embedded in and the diversity of social ventures, including mission-driven arts organisations, and how social ventures catalyse (or don’t) different types of social impact, such as social inclusion or better ageing, through specific mechanisms, such as artists’ use of temporary spaces. She collaborates with support organisations to co-create services, programmes, and tools for (potential) social entrepreneurs – particularly focusing on catalysing social impact, leading and scaling social ventures, and avoiding mission drift.

Andreana is the Principal Investigator on the Phase 2 project ‘Youth Led Social Enterprises in Malaysia‘ and the Phase 2 Large Grant project ‘Building inclusive and sustainable civil society: A social entrepreneurship toolkit created by and for young people’ (Cambodia and Malaysia).


Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items written by Dr Andreana Drencheva are listed below:

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Participatory methods =/= inclusive methodsBlog (2020/01/29) Participatory methods =/= inclusive methodsDr Andreana Drencheva, , , , , cambodia malaysia phase1 phase2 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Enabling reflection amongst young social entrepreneurs in MalaysiaBlog (2020/07/31) Enabling reflection amongst young social entrepreneurs in MalaysiaDr Andreana Drencheva, , , , malaysia phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Social enterprises: Supporting and safeguarding refugeesBlog (2019/10/25) Social enterprises: Supporting and safeguarding refugeesDr Andreana Drencheva, , , , , cambodia malaysia phase1 phase2 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
The experiences of young people in social entrepreneurship: Insights from MalaysiaBlog (2019/10/2) The experiences of young people in social entrepreneurship: Insights from MalaysiaDr Andreana Drencheva, , , malaysia phase2 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Narrating Career in Social EntrepreneurshipNarrating Career in Social Entrepreneurship: Experiences of Social Entrepreneurs by Andreana Drencheva, Jian Li Yew, and Wee Chan Au. The purpose of this qualitative study is to contribute to the …Dr Andreana Drencheva, Dr Wee Chan Au, Jian Li Yew, , , , malaysia locationarticle language-english sdg-11-sustainable-cities sdg-8-work sdg-9-industry

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