Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector
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Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector



© 2007 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector provides an excellent overview of the many tools available to the entrepreneur to advance his or her mission, and it discusses many of the problems that organizations and their managers encounter at different points of a growth process."
—NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY

Written for students and practitioners, this unique text, with Harvard cases, provides detailed analysis and frameworks for achieving maximum impact through social entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector enables readers to attain an in depth understanding of the distinctive characteristics of the social enterprise context and organizations. The authors offer tools to develop the knowledge to pursue social entrepreneurship more strategically and achieve mission impact more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably.

Key Features

  • Spans a range of social enterprise activity:Examples are included across multiple and varied contexts from the nonprofit, business, and government sectors.
  • Offers Harvard Business School case studies: Through these cases, the critical components of social entrepreneurship are addressed including start-up, funding, growth, alliances and collaboration, and performance measurement.
  • Presents cutting edge social enterprise research: Detailed analysis and frameworks introduce the key themes and ideas that are illustrated through the cases at the end of each chapter.
  • Provides US and international coverage: Since social entrepreneurship is a growing field in the US and abroad, a number of case studies set in international settings are included.

Intended Audience
The text is designed as a core or supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Social Entrepreneurship or Non-Profit Entrepreneurship in the departments of business, management, marketing, and public policy.


"The emerging field of social entrepreneurship has been crying out for a definitive textbook. With clarity, insight, and a strong practical orientation, the authors of Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector have set the gold standard for many years to come."
—Professor J. Gregory Dees, Duke University

"This is so much more than a casebook! Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector offers a grounded and insightful conceptualization of the key challenges and fundamental processes of social entrepreneurship. It also presents practical frameworks for analyzing both, across a wide range of organizations. This book should be on the shelf of every aspiring and successful social entrepreneur." —James A. Phills, Jr., Stanford University

 
1. Social Entrepreneurship: Need and Opportunity
 
2. The Social Entrepreneurship Process
Steve Mariotti and NFTE  
The September 11th Fund: The Creation  
 
3. Navigating the Philanthropic Labyrinth
Peninsula Community Foundation  
New Schools Venture Fund  
 
4. Earning Your Own Way
IPODERAC  
Newman's Own  
 
5. Crafting Alliances
Guide Dogs for the Blind  
Kaboom!  
 
6. Managing Growth
STRIVE  
Sustainable Conservation- Where Next?  
 
7. Performance Management for Entrepreneurial Organizations
Playgrounds and Performance: Results Management at Kaboom!  
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy  

"Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector provides an excellent overview of the many tools available to the entrepreneur to advance his or her mission, and it discusses many of the problems that organizations and their managers encounter at different points of a growth process."

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

"The emerging field of social entrepreneurship has been crying out for a definitive textbook. With clarity, insight, and a strong practical orientation, the authors of Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector have set the gold standard for many years to come."

Professor J. Gregory Dees
Duke University

"The past thirty years have witnessed a remarkable revolution in which entrepreneurs – people like Bob Swanson at Genentech, Steve Jobs at Apple, and Meg Whitman at eBay - have transformed the business landscape around the world. A parallel revolution of at least equal importance has taken place in the social sector in which tens of thousands of organizations have been created with social missions ranging from curing disease to improving education to alleviating global warming. But, how do these social ventures get going? How do they attract capital to launch and grow? How do they measure their performance? In short, how do they accomplish their mission? In Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector, Jane Wei-Skillern, James Austin, Herman Leonard, and Howard Stevenson provide insights into these issues by combining powerful frameworks for decision-making with detailed case studies on important social ventures. The book is helpful to those launching or managing such organizations and to those who support their efforts through donations and board membership. Society needs these ventures to succeed – all involved would benefit from reading this book."

William A. Sahlman
Harvard Business School

"This is so much more than a casebook! Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector offers a grounded and insightful conceptualization of the key challenges and fundamental processes of social entrepreneurship. It also presents practical frameworks for analyzing both, across a wide range of organizations. This book should be on the shelf of every aspiring and successful social entrepreneur."

James A. Phills, Jr.
Stanford University

This text provide students with great insight into the field of social entrepreneurship.

Mr Lakimja Mattocks
Public Affairs, Baruch College
December 17, 2013
Key features

Feature #1: Social Entrepreneurship Focus

Value of this feature to reader and/or instructor: Introduces students/practitioners to the social entrepreneurship process, which can take place within, and across the nonprofit, business, and government sectors. Unlike many books which focus on nonprofit management, this book develops concepts and frameworks for engaging in social entrepreneurship across multiple and varied contexts

Where this feature can be found: Throughout the book

Best example: Chapters one and two provide overview of social entrepreneurship as spanning sector boundaries

Feature #2: Harvard Business School case studies

Value of this feature to reader and/or instructor: This is the only compilation of leading HBS Social Enterprise case studies. Compiles for instructors some of the top Harvard Business School social enterprise cases that are used in the MBA curriculum and in executive education programs.

Where this feature can be found: end of each chapter

Best example: Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Case, KaBoom! performance measurement case, are used in both the MBA elective curriculum and HBS' social enterprise executive programs

Feature #3: Cutting edge social enterprise research-presents conceptual analysis and frameworks

Value of this feature to reader and/or instructor: Unlike many casebooks that are primarily a compilation of case studies, this casebook also includes detailed analysis and frameworks that introduce the key themes and ideas that are illustrated through the cases at the end of each chapter

Where this feature can be found: beginning of each chapter

Best example: chapters 3-7 present cutting edge data and issues in social entrepreneurship and introduce frameworks from leading thinkers in the field

Feature #4: US and International coverage

Value of this feature to reader and/or instructor: this casebook includes a number of case studies set in international settings and includes analysis and description in the text in international contexts as well. Since social entrepreneurship is a growing field in the US and abroad, the casebook should have broad appeal to instructors internationally as well as domestically

Where this feature can be found: throughout the book

Best example: Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, IPODERAC cases, Habitat for Humanity Egypt case in chapter 5 text

Feature #5: based on HBS Flagship Social Enterprise Elective course, Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector

Value of this feature to reader and/or instructor: For instructors that seek to develop their own social entrepreneurship course, this book is based on the flagship social enterprise elective course at HBS, which has been offered for over a decade. This book enables instructor to draw on this experience to develop their own course

Where this feature can be found: Throughout the book

Best example: each of the chapters represent the modules taught in the HBS course and the cases are actual cases used in HBS MBA elective and executive education courses

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ISBN: 9781412951371