Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: International Case Studies and Practice

EditorKen BanksForeword byPeter Gabriel, Bill Drayton

January 26, 2021|
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: International Case Studies and Practice by Ken Banks
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Social innovation and social entrepreneurship look for creative and affordable solutions to specific societal problems. Fuelled by the spread of the internet and the ubiquity of mobile phones, there are more people working to solve pressing social and environmental problems in the world today than ever before.Social Entrepreneurship and Innovationpresents the journeys of pioneering - and often accidental - social innovators who, faced with a problem, used their courage, tenacity and creative thinking to find a solution.

Using their own words to reflect upon their experiences, these cases do not gloss over the setbacks and the dead-ends social entrepreneurs can face. Instead, readers will gain a realistic insight into the challenges and an engaging look at the problem-solving mindset needed to overcome them. From a life-saving project to bring solar-powered lighting to midwives in Nigeria, to a news dissemination service that''s grown from small beginnings to have a global impact, each case study draws out the lessons learnt by the innovators, providing guidance and advice for those looking to follow in their footsteps.Social Entrepreneurship and Innovationis an invaluable resource for social entrepreneurs and innovators looking for new ideas and insight into what really works - and what doesn''t.

Ken Banks, founder of global non-profit organisation kiwanja.net, devotes himself to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world. He is a PopTech Fellow, a Tech Awards Laureate, an Ashoka Fellow, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He was appointed Entrepreneur in R...
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Title:Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: International Case Studies and Practice
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9.84 X 6.89 X 0.87 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.84 X 6.89 X 0.87 in
Published:January 26, 2021
Publisher:Kogan Page
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781398695573

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