Discussion 1: Social Entrepreneurship

 The term social entrepreneurship has been around since the ’90s, so it is relatively new. However, more recently it is receiving greater attention. Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is an example. He is an Indian social activist and entrepreneur. He has aided people in Asia and Africa in learning technical skills and providing solar power in their villages. He founded Barefoot College, specializing in teaching illiterate women from poor villages. Barefoot College provides women with the opportunities to become doctors, engineers, and architects. Scott Harrison is another example of someone who started an organization called Charity: Water. So far, clean drinking water has been provided to over a million people in 17 different countries by his organization.

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To prepare for this Discussion, consider other organizations that could be considered social entrepreneurships.

By Day 3

Post your definition of social entrepreneurship, including what it is and how it differs from effective strategic management. Explain whether you have you sided more in the past with the social innovation school or the social entrepreneurship school. Have this week’s Learning Resources broadened or changed your perspective on the social entrepreneurship. How or why not?

Renz, D. (Ed.). (2010). The Jossey-Bass handbook of nonprofit leadership and management (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

· Chapter 10, “Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise”

· Chapter 20, “Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Ventures”

Martin, R. L., & Osberg, S. R. (2015). Two keys to sustainable social enterprise. Harvard Business Review, 93(5), 86–94. 

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Stevens, R., Moray, N., & Bruneel, J. (2015). The social and economic mission of social enterprises: Dimensions, measurement, validation, and relation. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 39(5), 1051–1082. 

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Stecker, M. J. (2014). Revolutionizing the nonprofit sector through social entrepreneurship. Journal of Economic Issues, 48(2), 349–358. 

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Writing Center. (2015). Walden templates: General templates. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general

· Course Paper: APA Course Paper Template (6th ed.)

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