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The New Social Entrepreneurship

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The New Social Entrepreneurship

What Awaits Social Entrepreneurial Ventures?

9781845427818 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Francesco Perrini, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84542 781 8 Extent: 368 pp
This book aims to define what Social Entrepreneurship (SE) actually is, and what it is not. The author adopts a novel approach to the SE phenomenon, considering it as a dynamic process created and managed by innovative social entrepreneurs striving to create new social values in the market and community at large.

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This book aims to define what Social Entrepreneurship (SE) actually is, and what it is not. The author adopts a novel approach to the SE phenomenon, considering it as a dynamic process created and managed by innovative social entrepreneurs striving to create new social values in the market and community at large.

Francesco Perrini argues that SE has attained a wider and more enthusiastic acceptance in corporate thinking and practice than in the literature surrounding the field. This part theoretical, part practitioner-based double line of reasoning forms the basis of the book. It attempts to answer hitherto unresolved questions such as:

• How can SE be defined?
• How can Social Entrepreneurship Ventures (SEVs) be identified?
• How do SEVs vary and what factors lead to their success?
• Does the way in which an SEV is designed matter, and are business plans important?
• Is an SEV reliant on traditional sources of financing?

The focus of the book then shifts to practical examples of how perspectives on SE are translated into concrete phenomena. Several case studies are used to illustrate theoretical frameworks, each tackling specific aspects of SE and making theory and practice comparisons.

Taking on the challenge of providing a clear, focused definition of SE supported by practical experiences, this book provides a critical and comprehensive framework aimed at stimulating current and future debate on the role and key features of SE research. As such, it will provide fascinating and enlightening reading for entrepreneurship academics and entrepreneurial professionals alike.
Critical Acclaim
‘Required reading for all concerned with the sector.’
– Long Range Planning

‘. . . this is an interesting and timely collection. Its strengths are its clear organizational/venture focus, the range of its international case study material, and its attempt to bring together some strands of the emerging North American and European scholarship on social entrepreneurship. . . this book represents a worthwhile addition to the growing literature on social entrepreneurship and has much to offer both students and thoughtful practitioners.’
– Alex Nicholls, International Small Business Journal
Contributors
Contributors: G. Desa, S. Fazzolari, K. Hockerts, J. Hoffman, B. Imperatori, B. Jenkins, F. Karakaya, S. Kotha, I.C. MacMillan, J. Mair, A. Marino, J. Nelson, U. Oktem, F. Perrini, D. Ruta, C. Seelos, J.D. Thompson, C. Vurro
Contents
Contents:

Preface
Ian C. MacMillan

Introduction

1. Social Entrepreneurship Domain: Setting Boundaries
Francesco Perrini

2. Leveraging Social Change through Entrepreneurship
Francesco Perrini and Clodia Vurro

3. The Basis for Launching a New Social Entrepreneurial Venture
Francesco Perrini and Alessandro Marino

4. The Role of Financing in Ensuring Growth
Alessandro Marino

5. Exploiting the View: Venture Philanthropy Models Across Practice
Clodia Vurro

6. Organizing a Social Enterprise
Barbara Imperatori and Dino Ruta

7. ‘LocalFeed’: Societal Wealth Generation in Southern Africa
James D. Thompson and Ian C. MacMillan

8. Sustainable Tourism in Turkey: Çirali Case Study
Ulku Oktem and Ferit Karakaya

9. San Patrignano: A Sustainable Model for Social Entrepreneurship
Francesco Perrini and Sandro Fazzolari
10. CaféDirect: Fair Trade as Social Entrepreneurship
Kai Hockerts

11. The Sekem Initiative: A Holistic Vision to Develop People
Johanna Mair and Christian Seelos

12. Teleserenità®: Home-assistance Services for Non-autonomous Elderly People in Italy
Alessandro Marino

13. Technology Social Venture and Innovation: Process at Benetech
Geoffrey Desa and Suresh Kotha

14. NYC Watershed Agreement: Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship
Joan Hoffman

15. Investing in Social Innovation: Harnessing the Potential for Partnership between Corporations and Social Entrepreneurs
Jane Nelson and Beth Jenkins

Bibliography

Index

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