Social entrepreneurship

A skills approach

Edited by Robert Gunn and Christopher Durkin

Social entrepreneurship

Edited by Robert Gunn and Christopher Durkin

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

200 pages | © 2010
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781847422897 Published June 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Outstanding social entrepreneurs inspire students, transform communities, and ignite innovative approaches to solving social needs. This timely book has been inspired by the increasing interest around social entrepreneurship scholarship and the practice of delivering innovative solutions to social issues. The in-depth theoretical study of stakeholder engagement, financial options, leadership management and organizational challenges is complemented by compelling international case studies of real social enterprise success. The book will be essential reading for students, academics, practitioners and entrepreneurs to expand their knowledge, skills and passion and sustainably pursue their social missions to bring about real social change.

List of figures, tables and boxes

Notes on contributors



1              Introduction    Robert Gunn and Chris Durkin

                Chapter descriptions

Part One: Skills in policy analysis

2              The place of social enterprise in UK contemporary policy  Ian Buchanan

3              What do we mean by ‘social enterprise’?  Defining social entrepreneurship  Gladius Kulothungen

Part Two: Skills for social entrepreneurship

4              Identifying need  Richard Bryant

5              Stakeholder participation and involvement in social enterprises  Chris Durkin and Robert Gunn

6              The financing of social enterprise  Wray Irwin

7              Financial planning for social enterprises  Andrew Ferguson

8              The challenges and risks of innovation in social entrepreneurship  Tim Curtis

9              Leadership and management skills development in social enterprises  Jon Griffith

Part Three: Sills in practice

10           UK case study  Mandy Young

11           US case study  Kimberly Sugden and Anthony Mendes

12           China case study  Marie Tza Kwan So and Carol Chyau

13           India case study  Stan Thekaekara

14           Conclusion  Robert Gunn and Chris Durkin

Appendix: Internet resources



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