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Social Entrepreneurship : New Models of Sustainable Social Change - Alex Nicholls

Social Entrepreneurship

New Models of Sustainable Social Change

By: Alex Nicholls (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2006
ISBN: 9780199283873
Number Of Pages: 476

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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, 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, 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.

Industry Reviews

'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 for this thinking and Dr Alex Nicholls' latest book is a strong contribution to the field.' * Ed Miliband MP, Minister for the Third Sector *

Jeff Skoll: Preface Alex Nicholls: Introduction Part I: New Perspectives 1: Muhammad Yunus: Social Business Entrepreneurs are the Solution 2: William Drayton: The Citizen Sector Transformed 3: Rowena Young: For What It's Worth: Social Value and the Future of Social Entrepreneurship 4: Geoff Mulgan: Cultivating the Other Invisible Hand of Social Entrepreneurship: Comparative Advantage, Public Policy, and Future Research Priorities Part II: New Theories 5: Alex Nicholls and Albert Cho: Social Entrepreneurship: The Structuration of a Field 6: Paola Grenier: Social Entrepreneurship: Agency in a Globalising World 7: Beth Battle Anderson and J. Gregory Dees: Rhetoric, Reality, and Research: Building a Solid Foundation for the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship 8: James E. Austin, Herman B. Leonard, Ezequiel Reficco, and Jane Wei-Skillern: Social Entrepreneurship: It's For Corporations, Too 9: Doug Foster: Social Entrepreneurship: Exploring a Cultural Mode Amidst Others in the Church of England Part III: New Models 10: Sutia Kim Alter: Social Enterprise Models and Their Mission and Money Relationships 11: Charles Leadbeater: The Socially Entrepreneurial City 12: Alex Jacobs: Helping People is Difficult: Growth and Performance in Social Enterprises Working for International Relief and Development 13: Gordon M. Bloom: The Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory (SE Lab): A University Incubator for a Rising Generation of Social Entrepreneurs Part IV: New Directions 14: Sally Osberg: Wayfinding without a Compass: Philanthropy's Changing Landscape and its Implications for Social Entrepreneurs 15: Pamela Hartigan: Delivering on the Promise of Social Entrepreneurship: Challenges Faced in Launching a Global Social Capital Market 16: Jerr Boschee: Social Entrepreneurship: The Promise and the Perils 17: Jed Emerson: Moving Ahead Together: Implications of a Blended Value Framework for the Future of Social Entrepreneurship Alex Nicholls: Endnote

ISBN: 9780199283873
ISBN-10: 0199283877
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 1st December 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.85