Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social Change

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Alex Nicholls, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship Within the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School Alex Nicholls
OUP Oxford, 2006 - 444 Seiten
'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 tounderstand 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.
 

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Introduction
1
Part I New Perspectives
37
Part II New Theories
97
Part III New Models
203
Part IV New Directions
307
Endnote
407
Bibliography
413
Index
431
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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 than ten years. Nicholls has published a major research book on Fair Trade as well as a range of academic journal articles on therelationship between business, society, and social innovation. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and policy workshops. Having previously held posts at four other universities, Nicholls is currently the University Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the Skoll Centre for SocialEntrepreneurship, University of Oxford, where he leads the development of a several research projects and teaches a range of social entrepreneurship courses.

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