Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises

Author: Linda Lundgaard Andersen

Publisher: Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation

ISBN: 113834009X

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Page: 284

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Migrant women stepping into ethnic catering; homeless men employed to take care of bees producing honey for sale; young people on the edge getting microcredit funding to start social businesses; or former criminals joining forces to create social and economic structures for an honest lifestyle. These initiatives capture the transformative power of social enterprise and might indicate how social enterprises have the potential to make a difference for people and societies. The Nordic countries represent an interesting case. Social enterprises and co-operatives played a significant part in paving the way for the Nordic solicaristic welfare state. As the welfare state grew, civil society organizations and co-operatives lost ground, to a certain extent. But in recent decades, the welfare state has been restructured and, simultaneously, the concepts social entrepreneurship and social enterprises have gained attention. The Nordic context, with extensive public welfare structures and a high degree of citizens' participation in public affairs, might affect the emergence of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises.

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries

Author: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289342957

Category: Science

Page: 210

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The Nordic countries are currently facing major challenges with regard to maintaining and further developing social welfare. Against this background, the Nordic Council of Ministers decided in autumn 2013 to appoint a working group to map initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries. The main purpose of this mapping is to increase knowledge of initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic Region in the work to include disadvantaged groups in employment and society. This report presents the results from the mapping and the working group's recommendations for further follow-up.

Social Innovation in Sport

Social Innovation in Sport

Author: Anne Tjønndal

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030637651

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 283

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This book provides fresh insights on how social innovations are utilized as strategies to make sport more accessible and inclusive. It does so by bringing together theoretical insights and empirical studies from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the United States, Australia, Turkey and Belgium. Within the overarching topic of social innovation in sport, this book covers contemporary themes such as digitalization, urban planning, gender equality and innovation in sport policy and practice. It will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of sociology of sport, sport management, sport science and sociology.

Reframing the Case Method in Entrepreneurship Education

Reframing the Case Method in Entrepreneurship Education

Author: Wigger, Karin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800881150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. It is free to read, download and share on Elgaronline.com. This book explores how entrepreneurship can be taught through case studies, arguing that entrepreneurship education needs specific cases and case methods to teach students entrepreneurial skills and mindsets. Providing unique perspectives and examples on how case teaching can be applied in entrepreneurship education, the book draws together a wide range of real-life case studies.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture

Author: Terrence E. Brown

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114295244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Contents: 1. Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture, A Matter of Interaction between Technology, Progress and Economic Growth? An Introduction 2. Conceptualizing Innovation Management and Culture in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR): An Exploratory Study of Organization-specific Critical Success Factors 3. Knowledge Management, Institutions and Professional Cultures in Engineering Consulting Services: The Case of Hong Kong 4. Scientometrics and the Evaluation of European Integration 5. Schumpeter's Theory of Economic Development Revisited 6. Skunk Works: A Sign of Failure, A Sign of Hope? 7. Entrepreneurship and the Design Process: The Paradox of Innovation in a Routine Design Process 8. Culture's Role in Entrepreneurship: Self-Employment out of Dissatisfaction 9. Towards Cooperation between European Start-ups: The Position of the French, Dutch and German Entrepreneurial and Innovative Engineer 10. Multi-path System Emergence: An Evolutionary Framework to Analyse Process Innovation IndexContributors: E. Baark, J.F. Boujut, T.E. Brown, I. Chan, A. Fayolle, K. Frenken, T. Fujimoto, G. Hofstede, J. Legardeur, L. Leydesdorff, N.G. Noorderhaven, N. Sharif, A.R. Thurik, H. Tiger, L.M. Uhlaner, J. Ulijn, R. Te Velde, A.R.M. Wennekers, R.E. Wildeman

Social Enterprise in China

Social Enterprise in China

Author: Benedicte Brøgger

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367244616

Category: Social change

Page: 192

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This book explores social innovation and entrepreneurship in China. Focusing on selected social enterprises and processes, it addresses the question of "why China?", not in terms of military, economic or political ambitions, but in the terms of social innovation and welfare policies. The analyses range from detailed ethnography to discussions of broad global trends. Despite vastly improved social conditions in the country, there are still unresolved issues that social enterprises address. The study elaborates on the complexities involved in their positioning between the state and their beneficiaries. Adding to the complexity is China's dual system of circulation and the moral economy of ethnic minorities. The theoretical foundation of the study is the Durkheimian concept of the social contract. Its content is viewed as comprised of Maussian total social facts or guanxi, a similar Chinese framing, operationalised to particular socio-cultural configurations. The empirical cases document how social enterprises reposition elements in the various configurations in order to mobilise resources from their stakeholders. The book concludes that the discursive topology is altered in the process and the social contract is renewed in culturally meaningful, if paradoxical, ways. This book will be of interest to researchers, students and academics in the fields of business and social entrepreneurship, especially to those with a particular interest in the Chinese case.

Women's Voices in Management

Women's Voices in Management

Author: Helena Desivilya Syna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137432155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

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Women's Voices in Management examines a wide array of women's voices across different geo-political, social and organizational contexts in management. Extant research provides clear evidence on gendering in organizations throughout all the ranks including top management.