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Social Entrepreneurship: An Evidence-Based Approach to Creating Social Value

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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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. CONTENTS
    5. TABLES, FIGURES, AND EXHIBIT
    6. INTRODUCTION: UNDERSTANDING AND USING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      1. PLAN OF THE BOOK
      2. OUR APPROACH
    7. PART ONE: Social Entrepreneurship: Concept and Context
      1. chapter ONE: The Many Faces of Social Entrepreneurship
        1. WHAT IS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
        2. WHO ARE THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS?
        3. WHY SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
        4. WHERE DOES SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP OCCUR?
        5. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      2. chapter TWO: Social Entrepreneurship as Organizational Behavior
        1. ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION
        2. MEASURES, DETERMINANTS, AND OUTCOMES OF EO
        3. ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENSITY
        4. LIMITATIONS OF EO AND EI
        5. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION
        6. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
    8. PART TWO: Understanding and Managing the Social Entrepreneurial Process
      1. chapter THREE: Discovering and Creating Social Entrepreneurial Opportunities
        1. DEFINING OPPORTUNITY
        2. HOW ARE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES DIFFERENT?
        3. HOW ARE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES DISCOVERED OR CREATED?
        4. PHASE ONE: IDEA GENERATION
        5. PHASE TWO: OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT
        6. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      2. chapter FOUR: From Opportunity to Action
        1. ELABORATING THE OPPORTUNITY WITH SOCIAL IMPACT THEORY
        2. PUTTING THEORY INTO ACTION: DEVELOPING THE OPERATING MODEL
        3. VENTURE FEASIBILITY AND PLANNING
        4. SUPPORTING ANALYSIS
        5. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      3. chapter FIVE: From Action to Impact
        1. SOCIAL VENTURE EFFECTIVENESS
        2. APPROACHES TO SOCIAL VENTURE EFFECTIVENESS
        3. OUTCOME AND IMPACT EVALUATION
        4. MONETIZING OUTCOME AND IMPACT
        5. INCREASING SOCIAL VENTURE IMPACT: SCALING
        6. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      4. chapter SIX: Funding Social Entrepreneurship
        1. FUNDING PUBLIC SECTOR AND FOR-PROFIT SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
        2. FUNDING NONPROFIT SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
        3. PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
        4. GOVERNMENT FUNDING
        5. EARNED INCOME, LOANS, AND EQUITY
        6. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
    9. PART THREE: Understanding and Managing the Social Intrapreneurial Process
      1. chapter SEVEN: Social Intrapreneurship: Innovation from Within
        1. CLARIFYING THE SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURSHIP CONCEPT
        2. SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURSHIP DIMENSIONS
        3. ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURSHIP
        4. MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURSHIP
        5. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      2. chapter EIGHT: Managing the Social Intrapreneurial Process
        1. THE NATURE OF INNOVATION IN ESTABLISHED ORGANIZATIONS
        2. A TWO-PHASE MODEL OF THE SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURIAL PROCESS
        3. THE DEFINITION PROCESS
        4. THE IMPETUS PROCESS
        5. INITIATORS OF INNOVATIONS IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
        6. THE ROLE OF FRONTLINE MANAGERS IN THE SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURIAL PROCESS
        7. THE ROLE OF MIDDLE MANAGERS IN THE SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURIAL PROCESS
        8. THE ROLE OF TOP MANAGERS IN THE SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURIAL PROCESS
        9. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
    10. PART FOUR: Emerging Trends and Issues
      1. chapter NINE: Social Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector
        1. THE CONTEXT OF PUBLIC SECTOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
        2. NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND REINVENTING GOVERNMENT
        3. NEW PUBLIC SERVICE
        4. CURRENT PRACTICES AND APPROACHES
        5. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      2. chapter TEN: Boundary Spanning and Social Entrepreneurship
        1. WORKING ACROSS ORGANIZATIONAL BOUNDARIES
        2. COLLABORATION BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS
        3. ENGAGEMENT IN NETWORKS
        4. WORKING ACROSS SECTORS
        5. NEW LEGAL FORMS
        6. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      3. chapter ELEVEN: New Media and Social Entrepreneurship
        1. INTRODUCTION
        2. NEW MEDIA, NEW POSSIBILITIES
        3. MYTHS AND REALITIES ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA
        4. NEW MEDIA AND INFORMATION SHARING
        5. NEW MEDIA AND FUNDRAISING
        6. NEW MEDIA AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
        7. A “PYRAMID” MODEL OF SOCIAL MEDIA-BASED STRATEGY
        8. NEW MEDIA, NEW CHALLENGES
        9. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
    11. CONCLUSION: THE ROAD TRAVELED AND THE JOURNEY AHEAD
      1. THE TAKEAWAYS
      2. FURTHER QUESTIONS
      3. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    12. NOTES
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. CHAPTER ONE
      3. CHAPTER TWO
      4. CHAPTER THREE
      5. CHAPTER FOUR
      6. CHAPTER FIVE
      7. CHAPTER SIX
      8. CHAPTER SEVEN
      9. CHAPTER EIGHT
      10. CHAPTER NINE
      11. CHAPTER TEN
      12. CHAPTER ELEVEN
      13. CONCLUSION
    13. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    14. INDEX