Social Entrepreneurship

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.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 176 x 232 x 20mm | 579.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1118356489
  • 9781118356487
  • 735,478

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Praise for Social Entrepreneurship "Guo and Bielefeld have written a masterful, comprehensive, theory-based, evidence-driven, cutting-edge guide that will be valuable to students and practitioners of the art and science of social entrepreneurship for years to come. A must-read for anyone interested in social problem solving and innovation in the public, nonprofit, or business sectors and in the networks and hybrid organizations that define the fields of action for contemporary social entrepreneurs." --Dennis R. Young, professor of public management and policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University "Guo and Bielefeld have mastered the topic of social entrepreneurship for its current and future practitioners at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They have emphasized the organizational basis of social entrepreneurship that necessarily integrates the nonprofit, public, and commercial sectors. They have further utilized an evidence-based approach that delicately balances theory and practice." --Gordon E. Shockley, associate professor of social entrepreneurship, Arizona State University School of Community Resources & Development "Guo and Bielefeld blend theory and practice in this important new addition to our understanding of the way social entrepreneurs create value for society. With the field of social entrepreneurship expanding quickly, there is a growing need for order amidst the creative chaos, and this book brilliantly fills that gap. Social Entrepreneurship successfully pulls together many of the field's emergent ideas, tools, and frameworks into a tightly woven account of the process of conceiving, planning, launching, and expanding a social enterprise. This will become an essential point of reference for students, practitioners, and scholars interested in the intellectual and practical challenge of creating social impact." --Peter Frumkin, professor of social policy and faculty director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy, University of Pennsylvaniashow more

About Chao Guo

CHAO GUO, PhD, is associate professor of nonprofit management in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Guo is senior vice president of the International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations and serves on several boards of directors and editorial boards. In 2008, he was selected as a recipient of the IDEA Award for research promise by the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. WOLFGANG BIELEFELD is professor emeritus at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He has taught at the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Minnesota, and Stanford University. He has written many articles and books, including Managing Nonprofit Organizations and Nonprofit Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty.show more

Table of contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibit xi The Authors xiii Introduction: Understanding and Using Social Entrepreneurship xv Part One: Social Entrepreneurship: Concept and Context 1 One The Many Faces of Social Entrepreneurship 3 What Is Social Entrepreneurship? 3 Who Are the Social Entrepreneurs? 8 Why Social Entrepreneurship? 11 Where Does Social Entrepreneurship Occur? 17 Concluding Thoughts 22 Two Social Entrepreneurship as Organizational Behavior 25 Entrepreneurial Orientation 27 Measures, Determinants, and Outcomes of EO 32 Entrepreneurial Intensity 34 Limitations of EO and EI 37 Social Entrepreneurial Orientation 38 Concluding Thoughts 43 Part two: Understanding and Managing the Social Entrepreneurial Process 45 Three Discovering and Creating Social Entrepreneurial Opportunities 47 Defining Opportunity 50 How Are Social Entrepreneurial Opportunities Different? 54 How Are Social Entrepreneurial Opportunities Discovered or Created? 55 Phase One: Idea Generation 57 Phase Two: Opportunity Assessment 62 Concluding Thoughts 66 Four From Opportunity to Action 67 Elaborating the Opportunity with Social Impact Theory 69 Putting Theory into Action: Developing the Operating Model 73 Venture Feasibility and Planning 76 Supporting Analysis 80 Concluding Thoughts 88 Five From Action to Impact 89 Social Venture Effectiveness 90 Approaches to Social Venture Effectiveness 94 Outcome and Impact Evaluation 101 Monetizing Outcome and Impact 107 Increasing Social Venture Impact: Scaling 110 Concluding Thoughts 114 Six Funding Social Entrepreneurship 117 Funding Public Sector and For-Profit Social Entrepreneurship 119 Funding Nonprofit Social Entrepreneurship 122 Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship 128 Government Funding 132 Earned Income, Loans, and Equity 133 Concluding Thoughts 139 Part three : Understanding and Managing the Social Intrapreneurial Process 141 Seven Social Intrapreneurship: Innovation from Within 143 Clarifying the Social Intrapreneurship Concept 145 Social Intrapreneurship Dimensions 147 Antecedents and Consequences of Social Intrapreneurship 150 Management Challenges of Social Intrapreneurship 154 Concluding Thoughts 158 Eight Managing the Social Intrapreneurial Process 161 The Nature of Innovation in Established Organizations 164 A Two-Phase Model of the Social Intrapreneurial Process 164 The Definition Process 167 The Impetus Process 170 Initiators of Innovations in Public and Nonprofit Organizations 174 The Role of Frontline Managers in the Social Intrapreneurial Process 176 The Role of Middle Managers in the Social Intrapreneurial Process 177 The Role of Top Managers in the Social Intrapreneurial Process 179 Concluding Thoughts 180 Part four: Emerging Trends and Issues 181 Nine Social Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector 183 The Context of Public Sector Entrepreneurship 185 New Public Management and Reinventing Government 188 New Public Service 191 Current Practices and Approaches 192 Concluding Thoughts 200 Ten Boundary Spanning and Social Entrepreneurship 203 Working across Organizational Boundaries 205 Collaboration between Organizations 207 Engagement in Networks 211 Working across Sectors 219 New Legal Forms 228 Concluding Thoughts 230 Eleven New Media and Social Entrepreneurship 233 Introduction 234 New Media, New Possibilities 235 Myths and Realities about Social Media 238 New Media and Information Sharing 239 New Media and Fundraising 240 New Media and Stakeholder Engagement 241 A Pyramid Model of Social Media Based Strategy 243 New Media, New Challenges 244 Concluding Thoughts 250 Conclusion: The Road Traveled and the Journey Ahead 253 Notes 261 Acknowledgments 305 Index 307show more

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