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Social Entrepreneurship

A Skills Approach

Edited by Chris Durkin and Robert Gunn

Social Entrepreneurship

Edited by Chris Durkin and Robert Gunn

Distributed for Bristol University Press

276 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2017
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781447331711 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447331698 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Outstanding social entrepreneurs inspire students, transform communities, and ignite innovative approaches to solving social needs—and although social enterprises remain small, their impact is growing globally. This timely second edition of Social Entrepreneurship has been inspired by the increasing interest both in social entrepreneurship scholarship and in entrepreneurs’ power to deliver novel solutions to social issues as they endeavor to respond to increasingly complex social problems and demands for welfare at a time of government cutbacks. Additional chapters and international case studies explore new developments in the health and social care landscape, such as the rise of the social investment market, the use of design thinking, and the increasing importance of social impact measurement. An accessibly written, in-depth introduction which clearly links theory to practice in stakeholder engagement, financial options, leadership management, and organizational challenges, this book will be essential reading for students, scholars, practitioners, and entrepreneurs eager to expand their knowledge, skills, and passion and bring about real, sustainable social change.
Contents
List of figures, tables and boxes
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface
one        Introduction
              Christopher Durkin and Robert Gunn
                   Chapter descriptions

Part One: Skills in policy analysis
two         The place of social enterprise in UK contemporary policy
               Ian Buchanan
                     Introduction: history and context
                     Parameters of third sector activity and social enterprises
                     The influence of policy on social enterprises
                     Market influence on the development of social enterprises
                     The future and sustainability of social enterprises
                     Conclusion
three        A changing context
                Christopher Durkin
                      Social impact measurement
four          What do we mean by ‘social enterprise’? Defining social entrepreneurship
                Gladius Kulothungan
                      Introduction
                      The backdrop of capitalism
                       Why social enterprise?
                       Situating social enterprises
                       Defining social enterprises
                       Broad and narrow definitions
                       Recognising opportunities
                       The idea of social innovation
                       Social enterprises as hybrid organisations
                       Characteristics of social enterprises
                       Emergence of social enterprises
                       Conclusion
 
Part Two: Skills for social entrepreneurship
five         Identifying need
               Richard Bryant
                      Introduction
                      Defining need
                      Identifying community need
                      Skills for identifying need
                      Conclusion
six          Stakeholder participation and involvement in social enterprises
              Christopher Durkin and Robert Gunn
                      Introduction
                      Social policy context
                      Where do social enterprises fit within this changing landscape?
                      Stakeholder participation and involvement
                      Power
                      Conclusion
seven       Design thinking for social innovation
                 Mik Pieniazek
                        Design thinking as a discursive exploration for creative solutions
                        Design thinking as a participatory community of innovation
                        Design thinking as a contextual inquiry
                        Design thinking as a means of understanding the context of social innovation
                        Design thinking as a creative synergy
                        Design thinking process
                        Design thinking as a future resource
eight        The financing of social enterprise
                Wray Irwin
                        Introduction
                        Background
                        The funding gap
                        Conclusion
nine        Financial planning for social enterprises
               Andrew Ferguson
                       It’s good to plan
                       Income forecast
                       Income statement
                       Cash flow forecast
                       Managing financial risk
                       Conclusion
ten        The challenges and risks of innovation in social entrepreneurship
             Tim Curtis
                      Introduction
                      Conceptualising innovation and its ethics
                      Analysing for innovation: systems skills
                      Implementing innovation: mind-set shifts
                      Conclusion
eleven     Leadership and management skills development in social enterprises
                Jon Griffith
                      Introduction
                      Leadership and management skills
                      Leadership and management in different types of organisations
                      The distinctive leadership and management tasks in social enterprises
                      Stages of growth in organisations
                      How are leadership and management skills developed?
                      Social enterprises: a special case?
                      Developing skills for leading and managing social enterprises
                      Conclusion
twelve      Developing social impact measurement for social enterprise
                Richard Hazenberg and Jim Clifford
                       Overview
                       Defining social impact and measurement
                       GECES and the development of a common framework
                       Moving beyond GECES: the Ten-point Code for Social Impact Measurement
 
Part Three: Skills in practice
thirteen      UK case study
                  Mandy Young
                         Introduction
                         Development of an idea
                         Birth of the initial project: Corby Wheels
                         Developing an indoor arena
                         Developing a social enterprise
                         Social impact
                         Marketing the organisation
                         Private sector involvement
                         ‘Challenge the Alley’
                         Conclusion: the future
fourteen     China case study
                  Marie Tze Kwan So and Carol Chyau
                         Introduction
                         Ventures in Development: an introduction
                         Case study 1: Mei Xiang yak cheese
                         Case study 2: Shokay
                         Conclusion: envisioning the future
fifteen        India case study
                  Stan Thekaekara
                         Introduction
                         So what works best?
                         Just Change: a case study
                         Just Change: the theoretical framework
                         Operational framework
                         Conclusion: what the future holds
sixteen     Japan case study
                 Takashi Yamamoto
                         Introduction
                         Social trends in Japan
                         Japanese social enterprise
                         A regional strategy for social enterprises
                         Introducing Impact Hub Kyoto
seventeen   Malaysia case study
                   Shariha Khalid and Christoffer Erichsen
                         Background: the challenge
                         A public-private-people partnership for impact: the solution
                         Everything is possible: the learning
eighteen     Conclusion
                   Christopher Durkin and Robert Gunn
                         Skills for policy analysis
                         Skills for social entrepreneurship
                         Skills in practice

Appendix: Internet resources
Index
Review Quotes
Eddy Hogg, Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent
"An excellent update of a key text on social enterprises with improved scope and insight. Vital reading for students, scholars, and practitioners."
Asheem Singh, CEO of UK charity and social enterprise leaders’ network ACEVO
"Insightful essays on the mindset and skill-set required by today’s social entrepreneurs, wherever in the world they may be."
Tommy Hutchinson, founder and CEO of i-genius
"Traditional approaches to running economies and doing business seem inadequate and lack support from the wider public. This timely publication, rich with excellent case studies, provides a concrete approach towards making the world a better place."
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