Enterprise and Small Business Principles

Social entrepreneurship

Alex Nicholls

12.1 Introduction

This chapter explores the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship. Whilst the term is increasingly to be found in public discourse there is still considerable confusion about what it means and what it can achieve. This chapter begins by setting out the meaning of social entrepreneurship through a consideration of its manifestations at both an individual and organisational level. The problematic issues around its interpretation are elaborated and a definition is derived. Next the drivers behind the emergence of social entrepreneurship internationally are identified. The social enterprise model within the spectrum of social entrepreneurship is then discussed. The chapter ends with a brief consideration of the current and future challenges presented to social entrepreneurs across the world.

12.2 Learning objectives

There are four learning objectives in this chapter:

1 To understand what is meant by social entrepreneurship.

2 To understand how social entrepreneurship has developed internationally.

3 To understand the meaning of social enterprise.

4 To put social entrepreneurship in context.

Key concepts

■ entrepreneurship ■ civil society ■ social enterprise ■ welfare reform

Добавить комментарий

Enterprise and Small Business Principles

Internationalisation and the small business

Kevin Ibeh 24.1 Introduction This chapter is concerned with internationalisation of small and medium-sized enter­prises (SMEs). It starts with some reflections on the now-established status of SMEs as international market …

Franchising and the small business

John Stanworth and David Purdy 23.1 Introduction At its best, franchising is an avenue into self-employment offered by franchisors (owners of a ‘tried-and-tested’ business format) to franchisees (typically aspiring small …

E-commerce and the small business

Nigel Lockett and David Brown 22.1 Introduction This chapter looks beyond the extraordinary developments in information and com­munication technology (ICT), particularly e-commerce and e-business, to the oppor­tunities and challenges presented …

Как с нами связаться:

тел./факс +38 05235  77193 Бухгалтерия
+38 050 512 11 94 — гл. инженер-менеджер (продажи всего оборудования)

+38 050 457 13 30 — Рашид - продажи новинок
e-mail: msd@msd.com.ua
Схема проезда к производственному офису:
Схема проезда к МСД

Партнеры МСД

Контакты для заказов шлакоблочного оборудования:

+38 096 992 9559 Инна (вайбер, вацап, телеграм)
Эл. почта: inna@msd.com.ua