Social Entrepreneurship An Evidence-Based Approach to Creating Social Value

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-03-17
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Strong research and evidence are key to the success of social entrepreneurship. The book provides a critical analysis of research on this complicated and rapidly evolving field. It then translates that research into a practical resource for social entrepreneurs to create social value within and across sectors. Taking an opportunity-centric view, the book offers an approach to understanding how to identify a social entrepreneurial opportunity, turn that opportunity into a viable program or organization, and measure the social impact created. It also presents a framework for managing the social intrapraneurial process in which innovative opportunities emerge and develop into new programs, services, and ventures in an existing organization. Additional topics include social entrepreneurship in the public sector, boundary-spanning social entrepreneurship, the role of new media, and much more.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibit

The Authors

Introduction: Understanding and Using Social Entrepreneurship

Part One: Social Entrepreneurship: Concept and Context

Chapter 1: The Many Faces of Social Entrepreneurship

What Is Social Entrepreneurship?

Who Are the Social Entrepreneurs?

Why Social Entrepreneurship?

Where Does Social Entrepreneurship Occur?

Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 2: Social Entrepreneurship as Organizational Behavior

Entrepreneurial Orientation

Measures, Determinants, and Outcomes of EO

Entrepreneurial Intensity

Limitations of EO and EI

Social Entrepreneurial Orientation

Concluding Thoughts

Part Two: Understanding and Managing the Social Entrepreneurial Process

Chapter 3: Discovering and Creating Social Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Define Opportunity

How Are Social Entrepreneurial Opportunities Different?

How Are Social Entrepreneurial Opportunities Discovered or Created?

Phase One: Idea Generation

Phase Two: Opportunity Assessment

Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 4: From Opportunity to Action

Elaborating the Opportunity with Social Impact Theory

Putting Theory into Action: Developing the Operating Model

Venture Feasibility and Planning

Supporting Analysis

Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 5: From Action to Impact

Social Venture Effectiveness

Approaches to Social Venture Effectiveness

Outcome and Impact Evaluation

Monetizing Outcome and Impact

Increasing Social Venture Impact: Scaling

Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 6: Funding Social Entrepreneurship

Funding Public Sector and For-Profit Social Entrepreneurship

Funding Nonprofit Social Entrepreneurship

Concluding Thoughts

Part Three: Understanding and Managing the Social Intrapreneurial Process

Chapter 7: Social Intrapreneurship: Innovation from Within

Clarifying the Social Intrapreneurship Concept

Social Intrapreneurship Dimensions

Antecedents and Consequences of Social Intrapreneurship

Management Challenges of Social Intrapreneurship

Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 8: Managing the Social Intrapreneurial Process

The Nature of Innovation in Established Organizations

A Two-Phase Model of the Social Intrapreneurial Process

The Definition Process

The Impetus Process

Initiators of Innovations in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

The Role of Frontline Managers in the Social Intrapreneurial Process

The Role of Middle Managers in the Social Intrapreneurial Process

The Role of Top Managers in the Social Intrapreneurial Process

Concluding Thoughts

Part Four: The Emerging Trends and Issues

Chapter 9: Social Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector

The Context of Public Sector Entrepreneurship

New Public Management and Reinventing Government

New Public Service

Current Practices and Approaches

Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 10: Boundary Spanning and Social Entrepreneurship

Working across Organizational Boundaries

Collaboration between Organizations

Engagement in Networks

Working across Sectors

New Legal Forms

Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 11: New Media and Social Entrepreneurship

New Media, New Possibilities

Myths and Realities about Social Media

New Media and Information Sharing

New Media and Fundraising

New Media and Stakeholder Engagement

A “Pyramid” Model of Social Media–Based Strategy

New Media, New Challenges

Concluding Thoughts

Conclusion: The Road Traveled and the Journey Ahead



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