New Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the Poor by Steven AndersonNew Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the Poor by Steven Anderson

New Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the Poor

bySteven Anderson

Paperback | August 26, 2014

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Market-based development strategies designed to help the world's poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs rests on carefully selected examples and one-sided, enthusiastic accounts. In practice, these approaches are often poorly defined and executed, with little balanced, comparative analysis of their true strengths and weaknesses.

This book is the first to assess emerging market-based social change approaches comparatively, focusing specifically on social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, fair trade, and private sustainable development. Steven G. Anderson begins by identifying the problems these programs address and then describes their core, shared principles. He follows with a general framework for defining and evaluating these and other development approaches. Separate chapters provide background on the historical development and application of each approach, as well as interpretations of the processes for implementation and the underlying behavioral assumptions related to successful outcomes. A final chapter compares each approach across a set of important program development dimensions and analyzes the utility of market-based approaches as part of a general consideration of social development strategies for the developing world.

Steven G. Anderson is professor and director of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan and has served as a Fulbright Scholar in China. His research interests focus on strategies for improving the well-being of the poor.
Title:New Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the PoorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.07 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231159234

ISBN - 13:9780231159234

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. Introduction to Market-Oriented Social Development Approaches2. Developing Social Change Models3. Corporate Social Responsibility4. Social Entrepreneurship5. Private Sustainable Development6. Fair Trade7. Market-Based Social Change Models: Reflections on Strengths, Limitations, and Directions for Social Change AdvocatesNotesReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

A useful guide for scholars who are interested in the implications of public-private partnerships and various market-based strategies for nonprofits or social service organizations.