Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social Change

Paperback | March 25, 2008

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'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, andpractitioners. 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 ofthe Skoll Foundation, and first president of eBay, provides a preface.

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'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 o...

Dr Alex Nicholls MBA originally trained in medieval hagiography and lexicography, but has more recently converted a lifelong passion for social justice and societal innovation into an academic focus on social entrepreneurship. As a writer, researcher, and consultant, he has been actively involved with social entrepreneurs for more tha...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:March 25, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jeff Skoll: PrefaceAlex Nicholls: IntroductionPart I: New Perspectives1. Muhammad Yunus: Social Business Entrepreneurs are the Solution2. William Drayton: The Citizen Sector Transformed3. Rowena Young: For What It's Worth: Social Value and the Future of Social Entrepreneurship4. Geoff Mulgan: Cultivating the Other Invisible Hand of Social Entrepreneurship: Comparative Advantage, Public Policy, and Future Research PrioritiesPart II: New Theories5. Alex Nicholls and Albert Cho: Social Entrepreneurship: The Structuration of a Field6. Paola Grenier: Social Entrepreneurship: Agency in a Globalising World7. Beth Battle Anderson and J. Gregory Dees: Rhetoric, Reality, and Research: Building a Solid Foundation for the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship8. James E. Austin, Herman B. Leonard, Ezequiel Reficco, and Jane Wei-Skillern: Social Entrepreneurship: It's For Corporations, Too9. Doug Foster: Social Entrepreneurship: Exploring a Cultural Mode Amidst Others in the Church of EnglandPart III: New Models10. Sutia Kim Alter: Social Enterprise Models and Their Mission and Money Relationships11. Charles Leadbeater: The Socially Entrepreneurial City12. Alex Jacobs: Helping People is Difficult: Growth and Performance in Social Enterprises Working for International Relief and Development13. Gordon M. Bloom: The Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory (SE Lab): A University Incubator for a Rising Generation of Social EntrepreneursPart IV: New Directions14. Sally Osberg: Wayfinding without a Compass: Philanthropy's Changing Landscape and its Implications for Social Entrepreneurs15. Pamela Hartigan: Delivering on the Promise of Social Entrepreneurship: Challenges Faced in Launching a Global Social Capital Market16. Jerr Boschee: Social Entrepreneurship: The Promise and the Perils17. Jed Emerson: Moving Ahead Together: Implications of a Blended Value Framework for the Future of Social EntrepreneurshipAlex Nicholls: Endnote

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`Review from previous edition 'Social enterprise is an exciting movement which challenges both private and public sectors. To succeed in realising its potential it needs to be supported by evidence, analysis, and academic insight. The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship provides a hub forthis thinking and Dr Alex Nicholls' latest book is a strong contribution to the field.''Ed Miliband MP, Secretary for the Cabinet