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Social Entrepreneurs Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0521149789
ISBN-13: 9780521149785
Edition: 2011
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Description: Social Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice is about the creative ways in which social entrepreneurs solve pressing and insurmountable social problems. Theories of social change are presented to help demystify the 'magic' of making an immense, yet  More...

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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Social Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice is about the creative ways in which social entrepreneurs solve pressing and insurmountable social problems. Theories of social change are presented to help demystify the 'magic' of making an immense, yet durable and irreversible, social impact. Utilizing case studies drawn from various fields and all over the world, the authors document how social entrepreneurs foster bottom-up change that empowers people and societies. They also review the specific personality traits of social entrepreneurs and introduce the new kind of leadership they represent. This book will be valuable to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, while remaining accessible to non-academic readers thanks to its clear language, illustrative case studies and guidelines on how to become a successful social entrepreneur.

List of Figures
List of Photos
Preface
Acknowledgments
Social Entrepreneurship
Defining Social Entrepreneurship: An Overview
Dimensions of Social Entrepreneurship
Identifying Social Entrepreneurs in Practice
The Dynamics of Social Change
Social-Change Theories and Dilemmas
Equilibrium and Complexity
Theory of Social Emergence
Social Capital Built by Social Entrepreneurs
Social Capital
Social Networks: Bedrock of Social Capital
Personality Traits That Facilitate the Building of Social Capital
A New Kind of Leadership
Social Entrepreneurship: A Dynamical Account
A New Kind of Leadership
Addressing Insurmountable Problems and Conflicts
Epilogue: The Past and the Future
Conclusion
Becoming a Social Entrepreneur
The Process of Assessing Candidates for a Fellowship
Excerpts from Interviews
References
Index

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