An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Voices, Preconditions, Contexts

Edited by Rafael Ziegler, Visiting Associate Professor, HEC Montréal, Canada and GETIDOS Fellow, Universität Greifswald, Germany

This timely book sets social entrepreneurship in a historical context, from its philanthropic beginnings in the Victorian era to the present day, against the backdrop of contemporary global capitalism.

‘. . . this anthology contains much of what social workers and social pedagogues need to know about the rich perspectives of social entrepreneurship.’
– Niels Rosendal Jensen, European Journal of Social Work

‘. . . the book is a welcome and timely contribution to improving the understanding of social entrepreneurship and the work of social entrepreneurs. The text provides an excellent critical analysis of the dominant economic discourse surrounding social entrepreneurship.’
– Bob Doherty, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

2011 264 pp Paperback 978 0 85793 372 0 £35.00 £28.00 $59.00 $47.20
2009 264 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 306 8 £95.00 £85.50 $138.00 $124.20

Elgaronline 978 1 84844 622 9

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