Entrepreneurship generally is about creative organizing but with social enterprising this is especially so. Most social ventures cross the boundaries between the private, the public and the non-profit/voluntary sectors. This broad involvement of actors and intertwining of sectors makes the label `societal' entrepreneurship appropriate.
Stating the importance of both the local and the broader societal context, the book reports close-up studies from a variety of social ventures. Generic themes include positioning societal entrepreneurship against other images of collective entrepreneurship, critically penetrating its assumptions and practices and proposing ways of promoting societal entrepreneurship more widely.
Providing a new conceptual framework and research methodology, this compendium will prove insightful for academic scholars. The basic concepts and illustrative cases/stories will also appeal to students and reflective practitioners.
Edited by Karin Berglund, Associate Professor and Centre Director, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Stockholm University, Sweden, Bengt Johannisson, Professor Emeritus, Linnaeus University, Sweden and Birgitta Schwartz, Associate Professor, Stockholm University, Sweden
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction: In the Beginning was Societal Entrepreneurship Karin Berglund and Bengt Johannisson PART I: POSITIONING SOCIETAL ENTREPRENEURING AS A SECTOR-SPANNING PHENOMENON 2. Sectorial Intertwining at the Grass Root Level Malin Tillmar 3. Tracking the Everyday Practices of Societal Entrepreneuring Bengt Johannisson 4. Narrating Astrid Lindgren's World as Societal Entrepreneurship Bengt Johannisson and Elisabeth Sundin PART II: PENETRATING SOCIETAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: DARK AND BRIGHT SIDES 5. Small Business Promotion and Intermediating as Societal Entrepreneurship Lena Andersson and Anders W. Johansson 6. Societal Entrepreneurship Contextualized: The Dark and Bright Sides of Fair Trade Birgitta Schwartz 7. Dark and Bright Effects of a Polarized Entrepreneurship Discourse . . . and the Prospects of Transformation Karin Berglund and Anders W. Johansson PART III: PROMOTING SOCIETAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP - AN EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE 8. Friends, Feelings, and Fantasy: The Entrepreneurial Approach as Conceptualized by Preschool Teachers Karin Berglund 9. Translating Entrepreneurship into the Education Setting - a Case of Societal Entrepreneurship Carina A. Holmgren 10. Academic and Non-academic Education for Societal Entrepreneurship Anders W. Johansson and Erik Rosell 11. Conclusions Karin Berglund, Bengt Johannisson and Birgitta Schwartz Index