By Andrea Grove, Gary A. Berg (eds.)

Conceptualized and positioned into perform by means of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. Muhammad Yunus, social companies paintings to deal with social ills resembling poverty, loss of well-being care, gaps in schooling and environmental demanding situations. This publication explores the ideation, perform and review of the concept that of social enterprise. not only theoretical foundations yet a number of case reports of social companies world wide and cutting-edge overview of the problems that come up within the making plans, advertising and assessment of social companies, are featured during this book.

This state-of-the-art selection of articles, awarded via the California Institute for Social enterprise (CISB) in collaboration with Professor Yunus, is without doubt one of the first accomplished collections of concept and study at the rising box of social company. the varied crew of authors come from worldwide and from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, representing the major educational specialists on social enterprise phenomena.

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Retrieved from EBSCOhost. , & Christiansen, B. (2009). Ten nonprofit funding models. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 7(2), 32–39. Retrieved 3 Dec 2010, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 1667119381). Frances, N. (2008). The end of charity: Time for social enterprise. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. , & Borzaga, G. (2009). Social enterprise: An international overview of its conceptual evolution and legal implementation. Social Enterprise Journal, 5(3), 210–228. Retrieved 12 Jan 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global.

For example, a venture that relocates people from their village to build a hydroelectric power point might be assessed as socially desirable from a utilitarian perspective, if the project increases the overall happiness in society. A capability perspective, in contrast, might criticize the same project if the venture reduces fundamental capabilities of the relocated people such as their ability to live long, healthy lives, and to engage in political participation. Using a normative perspective, the meaning of the “social” dimension consequently depends on the particular ethical theory at hand.

Since Wikipedia wants to safeguard its independence, it has so far purposefully chosen to rely on a donation-based solution. 1 also shows that there are social organizations that neither qualify as social business nor as social entrepreneurship (Box III). Examples are social welfare organizations such as charities that operate donation-based and deliver elementary services in a proven manner such as the Salvation Army, Amnesty International or community soup kitchens. To summarize, this section has extracted two definitional dimensions (origin of finance and degree of innovation) from the literature on business and entrepreneurship.

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