Mission Inc

Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576756188
Size: 66.73 MB
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Mission Inc from the Author: Kevin Lynch. Two social entrepreneurs draw on their own extensive experiences and those of20 other enterprise leaders to focus on the fundamental blocking and tacklingtactics that make the difference between success and failure.

Understanding Social Enterprise

Author: Rory Ridley-Duff
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943523
Size: 55.90 MB
Format: PDF
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Understanding Social Enterprise from the Author: Rory Ridley-Duff. The emergence of social enterprises over the past 35 years has been an exciting and significant development in the economy at a local, national and international level. How should we understand the growing popularity of social enterprise and the wider social economy? Are alternative business models even more relevant in an uncertain business climate? Do they provide a robust response to periods of state 'austerity'? How do social enterprises contribute to global initiatives to improve the sustainability and responsibility of the business community? Through discussion of theoretical and practical considerations for the field, and a wealth of learning features, this 2nd edition of Understanding Social Enterprise: Focuses on the distinct pathways that social enterprises follow, critiquing the competencies and practices that contribute to a successful social economy Contains updated coverage on sector issues, including the recent development of the social investment industry Explores how private, voluntary and public sector agencies engage the social economy, and how distinctive new forms have emerged from it Examines the management of social enterprises in different contexts within the social economy Contains updated coverage of international issues informed by global studies of the social economies. Revisions include a new, tripartite structure and two new chapters on 'Marketing and Measuring Social Value' and 'Social Investment and Crowd Funding'. Visit the companion website for sample curricula, instructors’ manual, PowerPoint slides and extra case studies for lecturers, and access to full-text journal articles for students.

Succeeding At Social Enterprise

Author: Social Enterprise Alliance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470608757
Size: 56.11 MB
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Succeeding At Social Enterprise from the Author: Social Enterprise Alliance. From the Social Enterprise Alliance, the organization dedicated to building a robust social enterprise field, comes Succeeding at Social Enterprise. This practical guide is filled with the best practices, tools, guidance, models and successful cases for leaders (and future leaders) of social ventures and enterprises. A groundbreaking work, it brings together the knowledge and experience of social enterprise pioneers in the field and some of today's most successful social entrepreneurs to show what it takes to implement and run an effective social venture or organization. Succeeding at Social Enterprise focuses on real life examples, lessons learned and the core competencies that are needed to run a social venture in a nonprofit, highlighting such skills as managing and leading, business planning, marketing and sales, and accounting. Praise for Succeeding at Social Enterprise "This is a must read for anyone starting or growing a social enterprise. The lessons learned offer valuable, practical and real insights from pioneers in the field. The frameworks and tools presented can be implemented immediately to help drive success and expand your social impact." —Kriss Deiglmeier, executive director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business "By successfully weaving together the best thinking and advice from a diverse set of our field's leading experts and practitioners, Succeeding at Social Enterprise will be the new 'must have' handbook for Social Enterprise." —Jed Emerson, www.BlendedValue.org "This is a timely book needed for a movement that's taking off. The leading thinkers and top practitioners in this book make today's pressing issues clear to both the novice and the experienced social entrepreneur." —Kevin Jones, founding principal, Good Capital "Written by the nation's leading experts on starting, building and leading a successful social venture, this book is a profoundly important contribution to the growing body of literature on social entrepreneurship. No other book brings to bear this kind of business experience, practical advice and wisdom on the challenges of creating and sustaining a social enterprise." —David Roll, founder, Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation

Engineering As A Social Enterprise

Author: Hedy E. Sladovich
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN:
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Engineering As A Social Enterprise from the Author: Hedy E. Sladovich. How is society influenced by engineering and technology? How in turn does society shape engineering and technology? This book from the National Academy of Engineering explores ways in which technology and society form inseparable elements in a complex sociotechnical system. The essays in this volume are based on the proposition that many forces move and shape engineering, technology, culture, and society. Six specialists both inside and outside the field of engineering offer views on how engineering responds to society's needs and how social forces shape what engineers do and what they can achieve.

Social Enterprise

Author: Janelle A. Kerlin
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584658223
Size: 11.98 MB
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Social Enterprise from the Author: Janelle A. Kerlin. The first comparative look at how social enterprise is shaped by local conditions worldwide

The Emergence Of Social Enterprise

Author: Carlo Borzaga
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415339216
Size: 23.66 MB
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The Emergence Of Social Enterprise from the Author: Carlo Borzaga. What are the characteristics of social enterprises? What are the future prospects for social enterprises? What do social enterprises contribute? Analyzing social enterprises in fifteen different countries, The Emergence of Social Enterprise seeks to answer these important questions while investigating the remarkable growth in the 'third sector'. Using the social enterprises as case-studies, theory and practice is combined in a compelling argument to support the concept of an 'emergence' of social enterprise. Written by leading academics, in an accessible yet informed style, this book will be vital reading for all those studying and teaching non-profit organizations, social policy, social economy and civil society.

Management For Social Enterprise

Author: Bob Doherty
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026887
Size: 43.32 MB
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Management For Social Enterprise from the Author: Bob Doherty. Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here `Management for Social Enterprise is a great introduction to the rich variety of social enterprises in the UK. It is also a useful tool to help us to build more effective social enterprises that really deliver on their missions by people who have hands on experience. This is just what the rapidly growing social enterprise sector needs, a management manual to help us take social enterprises to the next level by people who have hands on experience' - Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd and Cabinet Office sponsored Social Enterprise Ambassador `The recent explosive growth in the number of social enterprises, their diverse and dynamic nature, and the upsurge in research about them all makes this a potentially bewildering field of knowledge to explore. This book provides a clear and timely guide to the management challenges involved in understanding and running social enterprises, and underlines why their unique nature requires something more than just standard business school wisdom' - Ken Peattie, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Cardiff Business School, and Director of the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society `Provides a good introduction to the management of social enterprises touching on a broad range of topics and will help those invovled in managing social enterprises and those trying to understand more about the sector. It draws on the experience of those who have worked in the social enterprise sector in a range of countries and are passionate about developing it' - Fergus Lyon, Professor of Enterprise and Organizations, Middlesex University Overviewing the key business topics required by social entrepreneurs, and managers in social enterprises Management for Social Enterprise covers strategy, finance, ethics, social accounting, marketing and people management. Written in direct, accessible language by a team of authors currently teaching and researching in this sector, each chapter is fully supported with learning resources. Chapters include brief overviews, further reading, suggested web resources and, importantly, international case studies, drawing on real-life business examples. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, but will also be of use to anyone with an interest in management, corporate responsibility, ethics or community studies. Click here for the LJMU Social Entreprise Management web pages.

Social Enterprise

Author: Marthe Nyssens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134182171
Size: 41.51 MB
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Social Enterprise from the Author: Marthe Nyssens. In one of its previous books, the EMES European Research Network traced the most significant developments in 'social entrepreneurship' emerging inside the third sector in Europe. Building upon that seminal work, this volume presents the results of an extensive research project carried out over a four-year period of a comparative analysis of 160 social enterprises across eleven EU countries. It breaks new ground in both its articulation of multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks and its rigorous analysis of empirical evidence based on a homogenized data collection methodology. Looking at work intergration, it is structured around a number of key themes (multiple goals and multiple stakeholders, multiple resources, trajectories of workers, public policies) developed through a transversal European analysis, and is illustrated with short country experiences that reflect the diversity of welfare models across Europe. With contributions from an impressive list of academics, all members of the EMES European Research Network, this rich follow-up volume to The Emergence of Social Enterprise is essential reading for academics, researchers and students in the fields of the third sector and social policies.

Social Enterprise

Author: Simon Denny
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136242287
Size: 13.44 MB
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Social Enterprise from the Author: Simon Denny. Social enterprise has become a much discussed term in recent years, often in conjunction with the public sector - the idea that entrepreneurship might somehow step in and save the public purse has taken hold in a number of areas. This book introduces and explains the terminology surrounding social enterprise and brings much-needed rigour to proceedings by demonstrating how this can be measured, evaluated and held accountable. A range of validated evaluation measures, tools and techniques, such as ‘SROI’, the ‘Outcomes Star’ and randomised control trials, are presented in individual research projects, conducted by an exciting and eclectic mix of international authors who are recognised experts in the field of social enterprise. Wrapping up with the ground-breaking use of a General Self-Efficacy scale, a reflective critique of social finance and a challenge to the actual concept of social enterprise, the book discusses the potential disadvantages that can arise from the commodification of social enterprise activities, resulting in a fascinating summary of current thinking surrounding this topic.

Leading And Managing A Social Enterprise In Health And Social Care

Author: Charles Oham
Publisher: Community Training Partners
ISBN: 1783019859
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Leading And Managing A Social Enterprise In Health And Social Care from the Author: Charles Oham. Leading and Managing a Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care (Theory and Practice) is the first of its kind to focus on the health and social care sector of social entrepreneurship. Social enterprise in health and social care is an important and expanding area due to various environmental influences such as an ageing population and the economic pressures facing the sector. The book meets an increasing demand for resources for students and practitioners. Although written for the health and social care sector, the concepts can be applied to other areas of social enterprise practice. This book is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding of the practice and development of social enterprises in general and in health and social care in greater detail. The learning outcomes for the textbook are to: 1. Review and examine the practice and values of managers in social enterprises, both generally and in health and social care. 2. Analyse the historical and contemporary concepts and drivers that underpin social enterprise practice, both generally and in health and social care; 3. Critically evaluate a series of different case studies in the light of theories and practice of social enterprise activity; 4. Provide understanding of the process and content of designing and delivering a business plan and income generation strategies for social enterprise initiatives, both generally and in health and social care; 5. Demonstrate how to develop and implement innovative and sustainable business practices to ensure the longevity of social enterprises, including marketing and procurement, in the process showing opportunities for setting up and sustaining a social enterprise in different fields. 6. Provide examples of good practice in staff and human resources management. The nine authors are heavily involved in developing and delivering training and courses on enterprise and social enterprise in a range of Universities and institutions, including the University of Greenwich, University of Northampton, Ravensbourne College, University of Helsinki and School for Social Entrepreneurs, as well as through consultancies such as Lifeworld. The authors, Associate Professor Chris Durkin, Dr Kemal Ahson, Malcolm Hayday CBE, Catherine Pestano, Paul Sternberg, Shingirirai Duke and Bukky Omopariola also draw on decades of practical and successful management experience in setting up and sustaining social enterprises, charities and other voluntarily, and supporting organisations both nationally and internationally, including NHS, British Council, Charity Bank, St Mungo’s, Church Urban Fund et al. Thus, they can provide a wealth of practical knowledge in: • enterprise start-ups, • management of social enterprises, • social innovation in addressing a social need, • social marketing for social enterprises • social entrepreneurship in the NHS • managing a wide range of service delivery (including business incubation, vocational training, employment preparation, health, adult social care and community development), • business planning, • fundraising and financing, • procurement, • impact evaluation, • monitoring and evaluation, • staff and human resources management. The purpose of this book is to encourage the start-up and consolidation of a variety of social enterprise initiatives, both in general and in health and social care. It describes and analyses creative approaches to solving problems and encouraging greater social innovation to overcome the challenges and issues in both health and social care management and social enterprise practice. Numerous case studies along with relevant exercises are provided with both print and e-book editions available. The book has a strong emphasis on sustainability, proactivity and innovation within a fast paced and changing world.