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

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 

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

The backdrop of capitalism 
Why social enterprises?
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
Emergency of social enterprises

Part Two: Skills for social entrepreneurship

4. Identifying need 
Richard Bryant

Defining need
Identifying community need
Skills for identifying need

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

Social policy context
Where do social enterprises fit within this changing landscape?
Stakeholder participation and involvement

6. The financing of social enterprise  
Wray Irwin

The funding gap

7.  Financial planning for social enterprises  
Andrew Ferguson

It is good to plan
Income forecast
Income statement
Cash flow forecast
Managing financial risk

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

Conceptualising innovation and its ethics
Analysing for innovation: system skills
Implementing innovation: mind-set shifts

9. Leadership and management skills development in social enterprises 
Jon Griffith

Leadership and management skills: a historical view
Leadership and management in different types of organisations
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
Part Three: Sills in practice

10. UK case study  
Mandy Young

Development of an idea

Birth of the initial project: Corby Wheels
Developing an indoor arena
Marketing the organization
Developing a social enterprise
Local heroes: developing people
Private sector involvement
“Challenge the Alley”
Conclusion: the future

11. US case study  
Kimberly Sugden and Anthony Mendes

Historical and contemporary context for social entrepreneurship in the US
The value base for social enterprise formation
Social enterprise case study: The Enterprising Kitchen
Change times and challenges—product development—the switch to soap
Marketing and branding
Remaining mission driven
Creative funding to build resources
Networking to build resources

12. China case study  
Marie Tza Kwan So and Carol Chyau

Ventures in Development: an introduction 
Case study 1: Mei Xiang Yak Cheese
Case study 2: Shokay
Conclusion: envisioning the future

13. India case study  
Stan Thekaekara

So what works best?
Just Change: a case study
Just Change: the theoretical framework
Operational framework
Conclusion: what the future holds

14. Conclusion  
Robert Gunn and Chris Durkin

Skills for policy analysis
Skills for social entrepreneurship
Sills in practice

Appendix: Internet resources
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