Understanding social entrepreneurship : the relentless pursuit of mission in an ever changing world (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Understanding social entrepreneurship : the relentless pursuit of mission in an ever changing world

Author: Jill R Kickul; Thomas S Lyons
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Social entrepreneurship involves the application of business practices to the pursuit of social and/or environmental mission. It brings the mindset, principles, strategies, tools and techniques of entrepreneurship to the social sector, yielding innovative solutions to the vexing problems facing society poverty, hunger, inadequate housing and homelessness, unemployment and under-employment, illiteracy, disease,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jill R Kickul; Thomas S Lyons
ISBN: 9780415884884 0415884888 9780415884891 0415884896
OCLC Number: 1006802504
Description: xxviii, 268 pages : illustrations ; [approximately 23-29] cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Defining and distinguishing social entrepreneurship --
3. Recognizing social opportunities --
4. Developing a strategic plan for a social venture --
5. Organizational structure --
6. Funding social ventures --
7. Measuring social impact --
8. Scaling the social venture --
9. The future of social entrepreneurship.
Responsibility: Jill Kickul, Thomas S. Lyons.

Abstract:

"Social entrepreneurship involves the application of business practices to the pursuit of social and/or environmental mission. It brings the mindset, principles, strategies, tools and techniques of entrepreneurship to the social sector, yielding innovative solutions to the vexing problems facing society poverty, hunger, inadequate housing and homelessness, unemployment and under-employment, illiteracy, disease, environmental degradation, etc. It finds solutions where government and private sector efforts have not. This intriguing field has captured the imaginations of thousands of business and public administration students around the world, leading to the creation of hundreds of courses and programs of study to meet this burgeoning demand. Yet, there are few, if any, textbooks that offer a comprehensive treatment of this subject. Instructors are forced to cobble together reading materials from multiple sources, creating a hardship for professors and students, alike. This book is aimed at addressing this problem"--

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