This book aims to define what Social Entrepreneurship (SE) actually is, and what it is not. The author adopts a novel approach to the SE phenomenon, considering it as a dynamic process created and managed by innovative social entrepreneurs striving to create new social values in the market and community at large.
Francesco Perrini argues that SE has attained a wider and more enthusiastic acceptance in corporate thinking and practice than in the literature surrounding the field. This part theoretical, part practitioner-based double line of reasoning forms the basis of the book. It attempts to answer hitherto unresolved questions such as:
* How can SE be defined?
* How can Social Entrepreneurship Ventures (SEVs) be identified?
* How do SEVs vary and what factors lead to their success?
* Does the way in which an SEV is designed matter, and are business plans important?
* Is an SEV reliant on traditional sources of financing?
The focus of the book then shifts to practical examples of how perspectives on SE are translated into concrete phenomena. Several case studies are used to illustrate theoretical frameworks, each tackling specific aspects of SE and making theory and practice comparisons.
Taking on the challenge of providing a clear, focused definition of SE supported by practical experiences, this book provides a critical and comprehensive framework aimed at stimulating current and future debate on the role and key features of SE research. As such, it will provide fascinating and enlightening reading for entrepreneurship academics and entrepreneurial professionals alike.
Edited by Francesco Perrini, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Contents: Preface Ian C. MacMillan Introduction 1. Social Entrepreneurship Domain: Setting Boundaries Francesco Perrini 2. Leveraging Social Change through Entrepreneurship Francesco Perrini and Clodia Vurro 3. The Basis for Launching a New Social Entrepreneurial Venture Francesco Perrini and Alessandro Marino 4. The Role of Financing in Ensuring Growth Alessandro Marino 5. Exploiting the View: Venture Philanthropy Models Across Practice Clodia Vurro 6. Organizing a Social Enterprise Barbara Imperatori and Dino Ruta 7. `LocalFeed': Societal Wealth Generation in Southern Africa James D. Thompson and Ian C. MacMillan 8. Sustainable Tourism in Turkey: Cirali Case Study Ulku Oktem and Ferit Karakaya 9. San Patrignano: A Sustainable Model for Social Entrepreneurship Francesco Perrini and Sandro Fazzolari 10. CafeDirect: Fair Trade as Social Entrepreneurship Kai Hockerts 11. The Sekem Initiative: A Holistic Vision to Develop People Johanna Mair and Christian Seelos 12. Teleserenita (R): Home-assistance Services for Non-autonomous Elderly People in Italy Alessandro Marino 13. Technology Social Venture and Innovation: Process at Benetech Geoffrey Desa and Suresh Kotha 14. NYC Watershed Agreement: Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship Joan Hoffman 15. Investing in Social Innovation: Harnessing the Potential for Partnership between Corporations and Social Entrepreneurs Jane Nelson and Beth Jenkins Bibliography Index