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.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Thomas S. Lyons
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313393419
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: Thomas S. Lyons. Tackling one of the hottest topics in business today, experts share practical insights about how to finance, market, manage, and assess a social entrepreneurship venture to create a new organization that can do well and do good. * Useful examples of how successful social entrepreneurship enterprises develop marketing plans and promote themselves with integrity * Models for exemplary performance measurement * A concluding chapter in each volume that summarizes and focuses the insights offered * Contributions from the leading practitioners and scholars in the field of social entrepreneurship * Graphics that illustrate and illuminate key points, facilitating comprehension * A glossary of terms to assist students and lay readers

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Alex Nicholls
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191622958
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: Alex Nicholls. 'Social Entrepreneurship' is a term that has come to be applied to the activities of grass-roots activists, NGOs, policy makers, international institutions, and corporations, amongst others, which address a range of social issues in innovative and creative ways. Themed around the emerging agendas for developing new, sustainable models of social sector excellence and systemic impact, Social Entrepreneurship offers, for the first time, a wide-ranging, internationally-focused selection of cutting-edge work from leading academics, policy makers, and practitioners. Together they seek to clarify some of the ambiguity around this term, describe a range of social entrepreneurship projects, and establish a clear set of frameworks with which to understand it. Included in the volume are contributions from Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and the father of microfinance, Geoff Mulgan, former head of the British prime minister's policy unit, and Bill Drayton, founder of the Ashoka network of social entrepreneurs. Jeff Skoll, founder of the Skoll Foundation, and first president of eBay, provides a preface. Alex Nicholls provides a substantial new preface to this paperback edition, reflecting on the latest developments in the study and practice of social entrepreneurship.

Patterns In Social Entrepreneurship Research

Author: Jill R. Kickul
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781003599
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Patterns In Social Entrepreneurship Research from the Author: Jill R. Kickul. ÔThis is an excellent collection of papers that makes a significant contribution to the academic literature on social entrepreneurship. As well as highlighting opportunities for research in this area, the book emphasizes three issues that are central to social entrepreneurship Ð the role of leadership, the role of stakeholders, and the role of legitimacy Ð about which relatively written has been written. It therefore constitutes an important resource for social entrepreneurship researchers.Õ Ð Paul Tracey, University of Cambridge, UK ÔThis book is a compelling collection of key contributions in social entrepreneurship scholarship. It should be essential reading for all those seeking to understand the practical complexity and research richness of this emerging field.Õ Ð Alex Nicholls, University of Oxford, UK This impressive book outlines the complexities peculiar to the field of social entrepreneurship. Such complexities manifest at different moments in the development of a social entrepreneurial venture: at the opportunity recognition stage, at the venture early-stage, and in the long run in the search for a sustainable equilibrium between mission and profit. The contributors expertly focus on the individual, organizational and institutional levels of social entrepreneurship. They address the role of personal values and leadership in the conduct of social entrepreneurial initiatives while stressing the importance of stakeholders in relation to human resource management, innovation or opportunity discovery. Finally, they analyze the role of institutions in legitimating social entrepreneurs' actions. Social entrepreneurship, as a multi-disciplinary field, presents a unique opportunity and environment for researchers to contribute to academic-focused knowledge on both theoretical frameworks and practical skills on a holistic level. This volume offers a jumping off point to do so.

Values And Opportunities In Social Entrepreneurship

Author: K. Hockerts
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230298028
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Values And Opportunities In Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: K. Hockerts. Over the past few years social entrepreneurship has grown as a research field. In this 3rd volume in the series, contributions explore questions of values in social entrepreneurship as well as the identification and exploitation of social venturing opportunities.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Björn Bjerke
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781006989
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: Björn Bjerke. 'A timely contribution to social entrepreneurship research from a Scandinavian view. Taking entrepreneurship as creative action in society as a whole, the authors counter widely held perceptions of (social) entrepreneurship: it is not an elite phenomenon but a form of action that we all engage in from time to time; it is not about system-changing disruptions but generally about small but real improvements in everyday life; it is not about autonomous action but about realizing freedom potential in societies where knowledge and learning have become essential for civic action.' – Rafael Ziegler, University of Greifswald, Germany 'This book offers an innovative, theory-driven account of social entrepreneurship that is located in new thinking around the constructs of community and "public" entrepreneurship. Bjerke and Karlsson draw on a wide range of sources to offer useful new insights and analyses of this emerging sector and contribute a variety of useful and challenging new models of the relationship between society, innovation, and politics. All in all, this represents a valuable addition to the growing theoretical literature on social innovation and entrepreneurship.' – Alex Nicholls, University of Oxford, UK This informative book examines some social entrepreneurs in practice in several countries whilst concentrating on entrepreneurs in the third sector. The authors call them citizen entrepreneurs. Such people are not only becoming more common but also more necessary in the world of today. Entrepreneurs are seen as people who aim 'to act as if and make a difference', that is, who act out of the ordinary and come up with noticeable solutions to various problems without being restricted by existing resources or possibilities. This book applies these criteria to citizen entrepreneurs, focusing on public entrepreneurs operating in public places. The authors conduct in-depth case studies to examine these public entrepreneurs thoroughly and offer some theoretical reflections on social entrepreneurship. Students and researchers studying social entrepreneurship will find this book of great interest. Social entrepreneurs and practitioners would also benefit considerably from this enriching resource.

Handbook Of Research Methods On Social Entrepreneurship

Author: R. Seymour
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781001057
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Handbook Of Research Methods On Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: R. Seymour. Defining 'social entrepreneurship' has in the past proved problematic, and debate continues concerning what it does and does not entail and encompass. This unique book frames the debates surrounding the phenomenon and argues that many of the difficulties relating to the study of social entrepreneurship are rooted in methodological issues. Highlighting these issues, the book sets out ideas and implications for researchers using alternative methodologies. Contributors expertly present practical guides for researchers, setting out appropriate strategies and methods that can be adopted to explore and understand social entrepreneurship. Chapters deal with research strategies such as storytelling, action research and the case study, as well as the methods appropriate for understanding discourse, large data sets, and networks. The book also explores some challenges for researchers, and will be of particular interest to early career researchers or researchers first approaching the field.

The New Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Francesco Perrini
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781956663
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The New Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: Francesco Perrini. This book aims to define a novel conception of what social entrepreneurship (SE) actually is, and what it is not, starting from a sharp and focused vision of SE: it entails innovations designed to explicitly improve societal well-being, housed within entrepreneurial organizations, which initiate change in society. In so doing, it provides a critical and comprehensive framework for current and future research in the area. Francesco Perrini adopts a novel approach to the SE phenomenon, considering it as a dynamic process created and managed by innovative social entrepreneur (an individual or team) who strives to create new social values in the market and community at large. By now SE has attained a wider and more enthusiastic acceptance in corporate thinking and practice than in the literature. This double line of reasoning, partly theoretical and partly practitioner-based, drives the bottom line of the book. In the first part The New Social Entrepreneurship looks for a consistent answer to a muddle of still-unresolved questions: How can SE be defined? How can SEVs be identified? What are the main dimensions along which organizations vary and what factors lead to success? What does success mean? Does the way in which an SEV is designed matter? Does it make sense to talk about a social business plan? Is an SEV aligned with traditional sources of financing? And so on. In the second part, the book changes perspective, examining several practical examples of how perspectives on SE are translated into concrete phenomena: 'LocalFeed', CafeDirect, The Sekem Initiative, Teleserinita, the NYC Watershed Agreement, and sustainable tourism in Turkey and so on. They illustrate theoretical frameworks, each enlightening specific aspects of SE and making theory and practice comparisons.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Frederik Teufel
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638946738
Size: 45.89 MB
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: Frederik Teufel. Diploma Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Philosophy - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of Passau, 75 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The phenomenon of Social Entrepreneurship refers to the application of an entrepreneurial process in order to achieve social goals. This adoption of traditional business principles has captured the fascination of social change activists around the world, and yet, a lack of understanding its characteristics such as value proposition, opportunity, innovation and the creation of value can be observed. At the same time, similar changes in the philanthropic sector are taking place, with the phenomenon of Venture Philanthropy pioneering a new model of financing social change by translating the conventional venture capital approach from the business world to the social sphere, turning philanthropists into social investors. These complementing phenomena show a new relation between the financing and executing side in the social sector and challenge traditional categories such as non-profit vs. for-profit by choosing hybrid organizational forms. As these changes advance, efforts towards the creation of a social capital market that build on these two phenomena can be observed in order to restructure the current system of financing social change, applying principles from the financial markets. These changes challenge the traditional dichotomy of social and economic value that defines our current understanding of capitalism.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Christopher Durkin
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447331710
Size: 44.67 MB
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: Christopher Durkin. The second edition of this popular book has been inspired by the increasing interest around social entrepreneurship scholarship and the practice of delivering innovative solutions to social issues. Although social enterprises generally remain small, the impact of social entrepreneurs is increasing globally, as all countries are endeavouring to respond to increasingly complex social problems and demands for welfare at a time of government cut backs. Additional chapters and international case studies explore new developments, such as the rise of the social investment market, the use of design thinking and the increasing importance of social impact measurement.