Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship: Fundamentals, Concepts, and Tools

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Social entrepreneurship and social innovation both seek to improve the world through social change. Whereas social entrepreneurship revolves around the business side of change, social innovation focuses on the processes through which that change is generated. This textbook provides a comprehensive analysis of both topics, covering all the characteristics and elements of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, from a conceptual and practical perspective. The book has four sections: 1) Basics and concepts of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship; 2) Business models and generation of value in social enterprises; 3) Social innovation within traditional companies, and 4) Definition and alignment of the impact of social innovation and entrepreneurship. Students and any practitioners that want to know about social innovation or social entrepreneurship will be exposed to contemporary topics in the field as well as a variety of cases and tools for its development. With its learning objectives, reflective questions, the definition of key concepts, and exercises, this book is the definitive text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. 1. Social innovation. Origins, definitions, and main elements -- 2. Characteristics, types, and processes for the construction of social innovations -- 3. Generation of values by Social Innovations -- 4. Basics, characteristics, and differences of Social Entrepreneurship -- 5. Similarities and differences among schools of Social Entrepreneurship -- 6. Characteristics of the social entrepreneur -- 7. Business models of social enterprises -- 8. From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Innovation -- 9. Social innovation from companies. Social Purpose Business Models -- 10. Social intrapreneurship, the main factor of social innovations within traditional companies -- 11. Social impact in social innovations. Definition, design, and evaluation -- 12. Impact investment, a key element in the promotion of social innovation.-13. Alignment of Social Innovation with Sustainable Development Goals.
Idioma originalEnglish
Lugar de publicaciónCham, Switzerland
EditorialSpringer Nature
Número de páginas207
ISBN (versión digital)978-3-030-13456-3
ISBN (versión impresa)978-3-030-13455-6
EstadoPublished - may. 2019


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