Social Enterprise

Author: Martin Price
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ISBN: 9781905979011
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Social Enterprise from the Author: Martin Price. The Third Sector includes all those organisations commonly referred to as non-profit or not-for-profit. It includes Charities, Social Enterprises, Community Businesses and other organisations set up for social purposes, rather than for generating profits for investors. There are a number of books produced and aimed at people who work or volunteer in the Third Sector. This book is an attempt to demystify social enterprise for a general reader. Why does Social Enterprise matter? It matters because it represents an alternative way of looking, at how business works, how it impacts society and how social ends can be delivered differently from the traditional philanthropic charity model.

Social Innovation And Business In Taiwan

Author: Sheng-Tsung Hou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137403810
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Social Innovation And Business In Taiwan from the Author: Sheng-Tsung Hou. Globalization and technological innovation have greatly enhanced the free mobility of currencies, commodities, services, information, jobs and people; yet this can also cause gaps in regional development and create uneven wealth in minority economies. Social Innovation and Business in Taiwan links the ultimate goal of the common good by connecting people not just through technology, but through new forms of organization. Based on five major research cases observed in Taiwan, this book introduces the core concept of a social innovation system to show how the common good can be established, adapted and diffused across communities, societies and national boundaries. By identifying effective and sustainable ways to create social value, this innovation system shows a universally true way to lead to a more humane global society.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: David Bornstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195396332
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: David Bornstein. In a book presented in a Q-and-A format, the authors explain what social entrepreneurs are, how their organizations function, what challenges they face and how readers can get involved in the efforts that social entrepreneurs are spearheading. Cowritten by the author of How to Change the World. Original.

The Art Of Social Enterprise

Author: Carl Frankel
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925342
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The Art Of Social Enterprise from the Author: Carl Frankel. The current business-for-profit model rewards short-term thinking, narrow self-interest, and a social-and-environmental-costs-be-damned attitude. Nonprofits, while more focused on the greater good, tend to be inherently resource-challenged and rely on increasingly scarce grants and donations to sustain their existence. Social enterprise is an exciting, blended model driven by the desire to create positive change through entrepreneurial activities. The Art of Social Enterprise is a practical guide that supplies everything you need to know about the mechanics of social entrepreneurship including: Startup—envisioning and manifesting intention Strategic planning—balancing social and monetary value Maintaining an even keel despite the inevitable challenges associated with being an entrepreneur This valuable resource also provides an unparalleled legal perspective to help you take advantage of established legal organizational forms, recent statutory creations, contract hybrids, certification programs and more. Aimed at emerging as well as established social entrepreneurs, for-profit leaders who want to introduce an element of social responsibility into their companies, and nonprofit organizations who want to increase their stability by generating income, The Art of Social Enterprise is the definitive guide to doing well while doing good. Carl Frankel has been writing about green business for over two decades and is a serial social entrepreneur and acknowledged thought leader in his own right. He has extensive experience consulting for for-profits, nonprofits, and social enterprises. Allen Bromberger is the leading social enterprise lawyer in North America. Over the years, he has advised thousands of social entrepreneurs: his expertise is as broad as it is deep and specialized.

Social Enterprise

Author: Simon Denny
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136242287
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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.

Social Enterprise In The Construction Industry

Author: Martin Loosemore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317583930
Size: 70.22 MB
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Social Enterprise In The Construction Industry from the Author: Martin Loosemore. Through the emerging lens of social enterprise, this book examines how the global construction industry can engage more effectively with the communities in which it builds, addressing disadvantage and environmental degradation to leave a positive legacy for future generations. Combining insights from leading research and real-life case studies of social enterprise in the construction sector, the result is a practical framework which will help social enterprises, clients, consultants and construction firms work collectively to build a thriving social enterprise sector. Readers of this timely book will learn to embrace social enterprise and an important new sector in the global construction industry. They will learn to see community involvement as an opportunity rather than a risk, and fully understand the broader role they can play in building a fairer and more sustainable society.

Start Something That Matters

Author: Blake Mycoskie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753547406
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Start Something That Matters from the Author: Blake Mycoskie. In 2006, while travelling in Argentina, young entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie encountered children too poor to afford shoes, who developed injuries on their feet that often led to serious health problems. Blake knew he wanted to help, but rather than start a charity, he went against conventional wisdom and created a for profit business to help the children who he met. With the help of a local shoemaker, Blake struck out to merge activism and fashion in the form of a local canvas shoe worn by farmers and gauchos alike, called the alpargata. Blake called his creation TOMS Shoes (which stands for "Tomorrow's Shoes") and promised to give a pair of new shoes to a child in need for every pair that he sold. Starting with only two hundred pairs of handmade shoes, optimism, and entrepreneurial charisma, Blake successfully launched TOMS into the high fashion world. They can now be seen adorning the feet of celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, and Tobey Maguire. Blake's mission is to prove that you can achieve financial success and make the world a better place at the same time. In this book, he shares the six counterintuitive principles that have guided the growth of TOMS for the past three years: Make business personal Be resourceful without resources Reverse retirement Keep it simple Stay humble Give more, advertise less The result is an inspiring account of a young man whose entrepreneurial spirit was able to affect change in the world, and a call to others to be inspired to do the same. As part of the One for One initiative, Random House will provide a new book to a child in need with every copy of Start Something That Matters purchased.

Inside Social Enterprise

Author: Helen Fitzhugh
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447310373
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Inside Social Enterprise from the Author: Helen Fitzhugh. Social enterprises - real businesses that trade for a social purpose - are a growing phenomena with an increasing role to play in society, but there is widespread confusion and controversy over the definition of the term. This exciting book includes nearly forty interviews with the most influential and experienced social enterprise practitioners, supporters, thinkers and policy makers. In their own words, they discuss their organisations, values and world-changing goals, providing fresh clarity and understanding on the real value of social enterprises. Jargon-free, the book delivers a lively and clear introduction as to what social enterprises are, how they can change individual lives and, by challenging assumptions, may even offer new directions for the future of capitalism. It is a unique guide for aspiring practitioners, students, researchers and public sector staff.

Social Enterprise

Author: Janelle A. Kerlin
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584658169
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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