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Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

First Edition

April 2022 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Mission-driven ventures have the power to change the world and solve today’s most pressing social problems. Social Entrepreneurship equips students with the theories, models, tools, and templates they need to generate ideas and shape opportunities into impactful social enterprises. Author Carole Carlson uses a variety of real-world examples, cases, and profiles to illustrate how entrepreneurs around the world are changing their communities. Exercises allow students to practice developing their entrepreneurial skillset as they learn the fundamentals of structuring, financing, marketing, and scaling social ventures. Whatever social cause your students are passionate about, they will find Social Entrepreneurship a vital resource for making their vision a reality.


Chapter 1: Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Chapter 2: Innovation and Idea Generation
Chapter 3: Shaping Social Venture Opportunities
Chapter 4: Building Social Impact Teams and Ecosystem
Chapter 5: Creating Alignment and Measuring Impact
Chapter 6: Legal Structures and Financial Plans for Social Ventures
Chapter 7: Scaling and Expansion
Chapter 8: Entrepreneurial Operations and Marketing
Chapter 9: Business Plans and Pitches for Social Ventures
Chapter 10: Social Entrepreneurship in a Global Context


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A thorough introductory handbook to what social entrepreneurship is and what it takes to run a social venture.

Jason Brennan
Georgetown University
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A solid primer on social entrepreneurship and the first comprehensive text that I have found.

Caroline E.W. Glackin
Fayetteville State University
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This text takes a fresh approach to social entrepreneurship, focusing on the theoretical applications.

Timothy F. Burke
Maryville University
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[Social Entrepreneurship] is complete. Other texts have a very biased smathering of topics which reflect the building of the subject area as an academic course. The textbook shows evidence of consolidation of the subject area and that the area as a whole is settling into social entrepreneurship as a theory.

Tammi C. Redd
Ramapo College of New Jersey
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[Social Entrepreneurship] is a student-focused text that will be easy to read and easy to teach. [The text] provides a great introduction and overview to build upon in class and to have other readings complement for your undergrads.

Adela Z. Ghadimi
Florida State University
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A social entrepreneurship textbook that is theory rich.

Sarah Kimakwa
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
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The book does a nice job with team building and ecosystem, and has some interesting class exercises.

Steve Rundle
Biola University
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[The text] is well organized and structured with good cases.

Marcus D. Harris
University of Michigan-Dearborn
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[Social Entrepreneurship] is simple to read, hands-on-activity oriented, good balance of theoretical content & cases.

Angeline Nariswari
California State University Monterey Bay
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Easy to read, full of real-life stories and examples, with great application exercises and cases - all in one place!

Inessa Korovyakovskaya
Savannah State University
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ISBN: 9781071811597