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Discover how to bring social responsibility to your business In today's business world, your bottom line isn't measured by your company's financial performance alone. Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies shows you how to implement social responsibility to your business plan in order to increase your bottom line. This book helps any social entrepreneur gain the necessary skills needed to change the system and spread the solution, while providing explanations of the most successful business tools being used today. A complete reference on the ideas and processes associated with social entrepreneurship Provides a foundation and business plan for those looking to create their own socially oriented business venture Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies gives you the trusted and friendly advice you need to get on your way toward social responsibility!
Social entrepreneurship explained Social entrepreneurship is a hot topic in public and non-profit management. Organizations everywhere are looking for innovative ways to respond to financial, social, and regulatory pressures. The next generation of transformative leaders will be risk takers who know how to face even the biggest challenges using market-driven strategies that get results. This book contains everything students and professionals need to know about the cutting-edge practice of social entrepreneurship. In Social Entrepreneurship, you'll learn how to read markets and environments to identify opportunities for entrepreneurial activity. Then, the authors show to convert opportunities into successful ventures: one-time initiatives, ongoing programs and new, mission-driven organizations are all covered. Sector-specific strategies and recommendations guide readers directly to the techniques that will have the biggest impact. Employs an evidence-based approach to help organizations achieve goals more efficiently Offers advice on taking advantage of new technologies and untapped resources using the most current approaches Written by renowned experts in the field of social entrepreneurship Authors Guo and Bielefeld have been instrumental in advancing the study of social entrepreneurship, and they understand the trends and currents in the field. They bring readers up to date and ready them to begin implementing changes that really make a difference. In non-profits and government, leadership is already becoming synonymous with social entrepreneurship, and this book is its foundation.
In the first part, the term social entrepreneurship is defined and a short overview about the historical development of social entrepreneurship is presented. Afterwards, background information regarding the spread of social entrepreneurship is outlined. Additionally, promising business models and successful social entrepreneurs are portrayed with a special focus on their social mission, innovative processes, and outcomes and impacts. In the second part, different interest groups, with which social entrepreneurs are in contact, are examined. Furthermore, the academic scene is analyzed with regard to the social entrepreneurship scene in Switzerland. In the last part, trends and developments are described, and recommendations concerning possible future actions for the 'University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland' are presented.
"Voluntourism" is coined from the merger of volunteerism and tourism, which is gaining global prominence. MIRATECH Korea has adopted the concept in its implementation of the company's corporate social responsibility through social entrepreneurship. The social enterprise is called "Korean VolunTourists Programs which is embedded in the International Volunteerism Vision Association (IVVA), based in Ligao City, Philippines. This book was written from the research report on MIRATECH Korea's implementation of corporate social responsibility through social entrepreneurship employing international voluntourism as an innovative approach. It is considered useful to students, professors and practitioners in business administration, public administration and collaborative governance. Both members of the business community and civil society organizations will learn from this book on how social entrepreneurship may be managed.
The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements is an innovative volume that presents a comprehensive exploration of social movement studies, mapping the field and expanding it to examine the recent developments in cognate areas of studies, within and beyond sociology and political science. This volume brings together the most distinguished social and political scientists working in this field, each writing thought-provoking essays in their area of expertise, and facilitates conversations between classic social movement agenda and lines of research. The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements discusses core theoretical perspectives, recent contributions from the field, and how patterns of macro social change may affect social movements, as well as suggesting what contributions social movement studies can give to other research areas in various disciplines.
The move from books to hand-held digital readers, such as Amazon’s Kindle, is not just a movement from a printed page to an electronic page. It is a radical change in the way that we think, our epistemology. Benjamin J. Cline, PhD examines this rise of the e-book phenomena and explains the rhetorical and social exigences that brought it about. He considers changes that have taken place in mediated communication in the past and describes the changes in thinking that came from them in order to explain the changes in thinking that will take place with hand-held digital readers. Finally, Dr. Cline explains exactly how those changes are likely to impact our thinking and how we can adapt to a world where thinking is developed through e-books.
Social Entrepreneurship is one of the most blurring concepts in the field of business. This debut book questions the feasibility of Social Entrepreneurship as a new approach in addressing social problems. Social Entrepreneurship: meaning, challenges, and strategies is a pack of theoretical frameworks that aim at investigating the very ways that social entrepreneurs opt for to create social value. It is via this aim that the author intends to create awareness over the concept. The book highlights the most outstanding meanings surrounding the notion of social business. Besides, it illustrates the challenges that social entrepreneurs encounter while running ventures with social missions. The author rounds up the discussion by emphasizing the most successful strategies of Microfinance within the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid.
South Africa is a country with substantial natural resources as well as human and financial capital that if used effectively could take it out from the scourge of poverty and inequality and unemployment facing South African population especially among the youth. The field of social entrepreneurship has been long identified by western countries as an area where provincial and local authorities have set up policies that enable social entrepreneurs to implement business approaches to social problems. Youth social entrepreneurship is growing and gaining recognition. Definitional attempts of social entrepreneurship have proliferated. These book is aiming at highlight the perceived attitudes of youth towards SE and identify the constraints that youth perceive as barriers to engaging in social entrepreneurship. The book also highlights the challenges faced by youth and barrier posed by English language creating in understanding the subject matter. The Author believes that Social entrepreneurship, in South African context is a combination of Ubuntu, empathy and leaving a legacy for stakeholders.
R. Lefebvre Craig Social Marketing and Social Change. Strategies and Tools For Improving Health, Well-Being, and the Environment
How can we facilitate more effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable solutions to the problems that confound our communities and world? Social marketing guru R. Craig LeFebvre weaves together multi-level theories of change, research and case studies to explain and illustrate the development of social marketing to address some of society’s most vexing problems. The result is a people-centered approach that relies on insight and empathy as much as on data for the inspiration, design and management of programs that strive for changes for good. This text is ideal for students and professionals in health, nonprofit, business, social services, and other areas. “This is it – the comprehensive, brainy road map for tackling wicked social problems. It’s all right here: how to create and innovate, build and implement, manage and measure, scale up and sustain programs that go well beyond influencing individual behaviors, all the way to broad social change in a world that needs the help.”—Bill Novelli, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, former CEO, AARP and founder, Porter Novelli and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids “I’m unaware of a more substantive treatise on social marketing and social change. Theoretically based; pedagogically focused; transdisciplinary; innovative; and action oriented: this book is right for our time, our purpose, and our future thinking and action.”—Robert Gold, MS, PhD, Professor of Public Health and Former Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park “This book – like its author – is innovative and forward-looking, yet also well-grounded in the full range of important social marketing fundamentals.”—Edward Maibach, MPH, PhD, University Professor and Director, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
Principles for driving significant change throughout an entire system Drawing on the knowledge and experience of working with hundreds the world's top social change leaders in all fields, Beverly Schwartz presents a model for change based on five proven principles that any individual leader or organization can apply to bring about deep, lasting and systematic change. Rippling shows how to activate the type of change that is needed to address the critical challenges that threaten to destroy the foundations of our society and planet in these increasingly turbulent times. These actionable principles are brought to life by compelling real-life stories. Schwartz provides a road map that allows anyone to become a changemaker. Presents some of today's most innovative and effective approaches to solving social and environmental challenges Offers a vision of social entrepreneurs as role models, catalysts, enablers and recruiters who spread waves system changing solutions throughout society The author offers a model of change that begins with the end result in mind First book from an insider at Ashoka, the foremost global organization on social change through social entrepreneurship Rippling clearly demonstrates how and when empathy, creativity, passion, and persistence are combined; significant, life-altering progress is indeed possible.
Entrepreneurship plays a key role in the social and economic development of nations and, as a topic, it has acquired a lot of attention from academicians and researchers. However, despite the fair documentation of the importance of entrepreneurship education in spurring new venture creation, studies on its evaluation are inadequate. This inadequacy is precisely what the research in this book addresses. To that end, the study explores how entrepreneurial education affects students’ attitudes and motivations towards entrepreneurship and their desire to start their own companies. It explores, too, the key attributes of entrepreneurs and the effect which that education has on their entrepreneurial intentions and business performance. The study also examines the impact of entrepreneurship education on capital assets, annual turnover, customers, and employees. A case for the need to design entrepreneurial support programs specifically targeted at students is also made.
This study is an attempt to close a gap in the international social entrepreneurship (SE) literature by shedding light on four initiatives from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. It also discusses the concept of social entrepreneurship as a promising third way in the field of addressing social problems in the region. Data was collected through interviews with social entrepreneurs that have launched initiatives in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The results reveal that the GCC region is in significant need of SE initiatives and has abundant financial and human resources, but due to the high level of official bureaucracy, SE initiatives have had limited usage. Nonetheless, the social entrepreneurs have shown high efficiency in overcoming obstacles and utilizing available resources.
A new and empowering way of looking at and organizing social change! How can we move from serving soup until our elbows ache to solving chronic social ills like hunger or homelessness? How can we break the disastrous cycle of low expectations that leads to chronic social failures? The answers to these questions lie within Momentum, a fresh, zestful way of thinking about and organizing social change work. Today's digital tools—including but not limited to e-mail, the Web, cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), even iPods—promote interactivity and connectedness. But as Momentum shows, these new social media tools are important not for their wizardry but because they connect us to one another in inexpensive, accessible, and massively scalable ways.
Andy Smith The Dragonfly Effect. Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change
Proven strategies for harnessing the power of social media to drive social change Many books teach the mechanics of using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to compete in business. But no book addresses how to harness the incredible power of social media to make a difference. The Dragonfly Effect shows you how to tap social media and consumer psychological insights to achieve a single, concrete goal. Named for the only insect that is able to move in any direction when its four wings are working in concert, this book Reveals the four «wings» of the Dragonfly Effect-and how they work together to produce colossal results Features original case studies of global organizations like the Gap, Starbucks, Kiva, Nike, eBay, Facebook; and start-ups like Groupon and COOKPAD, showing how they achieve social good and customer loyalty Leverage the power of design thinking and psychological research with practical strategies Reveals how everyday people achieve unprecedented results-whether finding an almost impossible bone marrow match for a friend, raising millions for cancer research, or electing the current president of the United States The Dragonfly Effect shows that you don't need money or power to inspire seismic change.
Revision with unchanged content. In recent years, political scientists and sociologists have examined the manner by which emotions incite and condition social movement formation and action. However, the current scholarship does not address the role that dignity plays in this process. Using Brazil's Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST) as the case study, this book argues that through involvement in a social movement individuals are instilled with the "power of dignity." By participating in a social movement, an individual's "old self" is replaced by a new, "dignified" self, which in turn spurs the participant to express varying levels of engagement in a social movement. The analysis is based on field research in three states in Brazil. After an overview of the MST's history, development, and mobilization tactics, the book provides an outline of the current social movement literature and demonstrates the gap filled by the "power of dignity" argument. The book aims to prove that dignity, and emotions in general, have a firm and important place in social movement theory. The book should be useful for those interested in political science, social movements, Brazil and the Landless Workers' Movement.