Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises in Economic and Social Development

However, despite its novelty, social entrepreneurship represents a promising vehicle for achieving sustainable outcomes in a region that is still developing competitive business environments. Crafts make up a small- business sector that ...

Author: Katharine Briar-Lawson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197518298

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 409

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This book explains how and why it's important to integrate social entrepreneurship and social enterprises with social and economic development.

Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

Sustainable livelihoods: The central issue of human security and sustainable development, Social Change, 31(1 & 2), 174–185. Laeis, G., & Lemke, S. (2016). Social entrepreneurship in tourism: Applying sustainable livelihoods approaches.

Author: Archana Singh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000079791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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This volume discusses the seminal interface between social entrepreneurship and sustainable development along with their inter-linkages. It traces the role of social entrepreneurship and innovations in societal transformation in creating sustainable societies, especially in developing nations. It explores how social entrepreneurship and enterprise is integral to the promise of fostering opportunities for socially disadvantaged groups (including the poor, women, and young people), as well as in addressing environmental and ecological issues apart from wealth creation. The book presents key concepts, case studies, and multiple innovative models involving social entrepreneurship, such as green financing, serial social entrepreneurship, sustainable livelihood creation, and well-being, in addition to highlighting global sustainable development goals of the United Nations. The chapters are organised under the broad themes of sustainability of the organisation, sustainability of the community, sustainability of the development, and sustainability of the community–organisation interface. They examine social change, social innovation, social enterprise, small and micro-enterprises, microfinance institutions, inclusive growth, education, productivity, physical health, waste management, energy retention, self-reliance, and corporate social responsibility. They contain emerging research issues in the field as well as critical assessments while bringing together theoretical and practitioners’ perspectives. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of development studies, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, environmental studies, public policy, and political sociology. It will also greatly interest professionals from non-profit, corporate, and public sectors, other development practitioners, and international bodies.

Creating Business Value and Competitive Advantage With Social Entrepreneurship

Risk taking and innovation is a basic characteristic of entrepreneurs who introduced new technologies that help to emerge new industries, creating new jobs and changing and developing social and economic conditions of nations (Baumol, ...

Author: Iyigun, N. Oyku

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522556886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 435

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The field of social entrepreneurship is attracting attention from multiple industries. Social entrepreneurs are responsible for finding ways to creatively contribute to society by providing affordable products and services. Creating Business Value and Competitive Advantage With Social Entrepreneurship is a useful scholarly resource that examines the broad topic of social entrepreneurship by looking at relevant theoretical frameworks and fundamental terms. Focused on topics such as creating business value, promoting social entrepreneurship, and enacting programs of social change, this book provides the latest research and practical solutions concerning social entrepreneurship. The source proves valuable to academicians, researchers, entrepreneurship practitioners, and individuals interested in learning more about social entrepreneurship.

Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism

From 2010 onward, BEST has received grants from corporate sponsors for social entrepreneurship initiatives that include capacity-building projects in Kimihang, Kudat (USD 50,000), organic farming in Sikuati, Kudat (USD 21,500), ...

Author: Pauline J. Sheldon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319465180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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This volume explores the links between the rapidly growing phenomenon of social entrepreneurship (SE) and the international tourism and hospitality industry. This unique industry is particularly ripe for transformation by SE and the book’s authors delve deeply into the reasons for this. The book has three parts. The first creates a conceptual and theoretical framework for understanding the uniqueness of SE in the tourism context. The second examines different communities of practice where SE is being applied in tourism. The third is a rich collection of case studies from eight countries where tourism SE is already having an impact. The book’s authors address the topic from many different angles, disciplinary backgrounds and geographic areas. Many case study authors are practicing social entrepreneurs who share their successes, challenges and experience with tourism-related projects. The book also proposes a research agenda and educational programmatic changes needed to support tourism SE. As these are developed, tourism SE will bring innovation to destinations, transformation of their economic and social structures, and contribution to a better world. The book has many insights and resources for scholars and practitioners alike to usher in this transformation.

Creating a New Civilization through Social Entrepreneurship

This training aims to help them contribute by working in four are as: supporting education and youth development, promoting sustainable livelihood, promoting health and well-being, and encouraging business entrepreneurship.

Author: Patrick U. Petit

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412844376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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Humanity is confronted with the gravest financial crisis and economic recession since the Great Depression. Political leaders, national ministries of finance, and central banks around the world are trying to prop up their countries’ sinking economies and arrest a downward economic spiral by innovative financial rescue and bank bailout plans, as well as economic stimulus and recovery packages. These measures are being taken to reestablish trust in the economy and to trigger an economic revival. Despite these efforts, stagnation seems imminent, as uncertainty leads businesses and consumers to place spending and investing decisions on hold. Social entrepreneurs are essential to the restoration of a sustainable planet and the improvement of lives of billions of people, especially of those living in extreme poverty. Therefore, social entrepreneurs deserve further recognition and support by the international community—by governments, multinational companies, and philanthropic organizations. Creating a New Civilization through Social Entrepreneurship highlights the global movement of social entrepreneurship and some of the leading organizations and individuals that are advancing this citizen sector movement. The volume presents examples of innovative people that are tackling major social problems and triggering systemic change throughout the world today.

Social Entrepreneurs

The second finding indicated that the social enterprises in the developing countries focused on 'the primary level social issues' such as illiteracy, poor school enrollment, unemployment, poverty, social exclusion, gender imbalance, ...

Author: David Crowther

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781803821016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Social Entrepreneurs: Mobilisers of Social Change works to fill a gap in research literature, exploring the notion of social entrepreneurs, their role, facets, and implications to address the social problems.

Social Entrepreneurship

What is very clear in the UK context, in particular, is the crucially important role that government, legislative and policy initiatives have played in developing the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and social ...

Author: Durkin, Christopher

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447331711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Outstanding social entrepreneurs inspire students, transform communities, and ignite innovative approaches to solving social needs--and although social enterprises remain small, their impact is growing globally. This timely second edition of Social Entrepreneurship has been inspired by the increasing interest both in social entrepreneurship scholarship and in entrepreneurs' power to deliver novel solutions to social issues as they endeavor to respond to increasingly complex social problems and demands for welfare at a time of government cutbacks. Additional chapters and international case studies explore new developments in the health and social care landscape, such as the rise of the social investment market, the use of design thinking, and the increasing importance of social impact measurement. An accessibly written, in-depth introduction which clearly links theory to practice in stakeholder engagement, financial options, leadership management, and organizational challenges, this book will be essential reading for students, scholars, practitioners, and entrepreneurs eager to expand their knowledge, skills, and passion and bring about real, sustainable social change.

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in the Nordic Countries

experimental way of handling areas such as social work, urban development, and culture and health policy both at European level and in the Nordic countries. Many of the organisations now familiar as social enterprises in Denmark, ...

Author: Nordic Council Of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289342933

Category: Denmark

Page: 213

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The Nordic countries are currently facing major challenges with regard to maintaining and further developing social welfare. Against this background, the Nordic Council of Ministers decided in autumn 2013 to appoint a working group to map initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries. The main purpose of this mapping is to increase knowledge of initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic Region in the work to include disadvantaged groups in employment and society. This report presents the results from the mapping and the working group's recommendations for further follow-up.

Social Entrepreneurship

The skilled social entrepreneur has the ability to get the most mission out of the resources at hand including traditional business techniques. Finally, here is a book that will help you learn their techniques.

Author: Peter C. Brinckerhoff

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471362824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Until very recently, popular belief held that business skills were not needed at charitable organizations. No longer. Far from interfering with an organization s ability to provide needed services, techniques such as marketing, cash flow analysis, property management, and good use of technology all contribute to a charitable organization s mission capability. Unlike a not-for-profit that thinks of itself as a charity, the successful not-for-profit is really a mission-based business. In an era of rapid change, increasing competition, and the need for more accountability to governments, foundations, insurers, and donors, knowing how to innovate, compete, and take reasonable risks on behalf of the mission is critical. It is, in short, the era of the social entrepreneur. The skilled social entrepreneur has the ability to get the most mission out of the resources at hand including traditional business techniques. Finally, here is a book that will help you learn their techniques. In Social Entrepreneurship, you will learn how successful social entrepreneurs: * Focus on community wants and needs * Match those with core competencies to provide the quality services * Assess risk and gauge opportunity * Develop new project ideas and test their feasibility * Write a business plan * Project finances in the plan * Tap into new sources of funding * Develop the idea of social entrepreneurship throughout the organization * Make sure that mission, not money, is the bottom line Also included are the seven essential steps of the not-for-profit business development process, real-world case studies, sample business plans, and a self-assessment process to determine if your organization is ready for social entrepreneurism. In addition to entrepreneurs, middle managers, policy setters, volunteers, and a host of other important staff members will get value from the mission-beneficial information in this book. Most important, Social Entrepreneurship will help you to help your organization succeed and thrive and make your job more interesting and productive. Praise for Social Entrepreneurship The Art of Mission-Based Venture Development "A great read . . . contains both the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications that those of us in nonprofit leadership badly need. I will share it with my management team and board." Joseph M. Hafey, President and CEO, Public Health Institute "A sound, practical guide for developing social entrepreneurs. Brinckerhoff makes taking mission-related business risks on behalf of the people served less risky with the step-by-step application of business ideas and techniques. Warnings, real-world examples, and hands-on advice keep the reader on track to sensible risk taking." Connie Kirk, President and CEO, Tommy Nobis Center "Peter C. Brinckerhoff s new and masterfully written book has a lot of practical information in it for any organization that wants to learn how to become and stay entrepreneurial. Brinckerhoff provides the right kind of information to any organization interested in succeeding in a highly competitive and service-oriented environment . . . [and] stresses the importance of an organization s encouraging innovation and risk only if it does not lose sight of its core values, its strengths, and its mission. That is excellent advice for any organization and for anyone who ventures into entrepreneurial waters." Andrew H. Souerwine, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Management and Organization The School of Business Administration, University of Connecticut

Theory and Empirical Research in Social Entrepreneurship

authors have raised issues that could add to our understanding, focusing on the way in which small-scale social entrepreneurs are able to stimulate environmentally oriented sustainable development (Hall et al., 2010) and the role and ...

Author: Phillip H. Phan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782546832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Scholars and policy makers have long recognized entrepreneurship as a powerful engine of economic growth. There is clear evidence, however, that when it comes to social entrepreneurship, policy attention has not been matched by growth in scholarly rese