Social Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Social Change

Edited by:
Charles Wankel, St. John's University, New York
Larry E. Pate, Decision Systems International and California State University, Long Beach

A volume in the series: Research in Management Education and Development. Editor(s): Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Canadian University Dubai. Wolfgang Amann, HEC Paris. Hamid H. Kazeroony, North-West University Business School.

Published 2013

Social Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Social Change contains twenty chapters on the impact of social entrepreneurial ventures within a variety of cultural and national contexts. From Brazil to Croatia, from Thailand to Greenland, this book is rare in that it provides a rich landscape in which to imagine additional efforts to bring about positive social change. The case studies cover a broad range of topics with one common theme—how can we learn from what others are doing in the emerging field of social entrepreneurship? The various cases will inspire budding entrepreneurs to new heights of awareness to support the alleviation of poverty in many contexts.

Part Two, Lessons from the Field: How Social Entrepreneurial Companies are Succeeding, discusses the similarities and differences that social entrepreneurial ventures and other businesses must face to be successful. Other topics covered include Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans, microfinance, social entrepreneurship education, and development of a culture of social entrepreneurship.

Part Three, Going from Local to Global, explores the challenges of a social enterprise as it transitions from a national venture to an international one. The relationship between social entrepreneurship and local business development in places such as Sicily is discussed through case studies. A stage theory of social venture internationalization is put forth. Research connecting social media and social entrepreneurship is used to illustrate the importance of social networks in creating positive social change.

Part four, Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship, explores the challenges that social entrepreneurial ventures face. Ethics of intellectual property rights in social enterprises is a focal topic in this section. Social franchising as an approach to social entrepreneurship is illustrated.

Part I: Social Entrepreneurship: Definitions and Boundaries. Dreaming, Deciding, Doing: Three Essential Ingredients for Creating Positive Social Change, Larry E. Pate and Charles Wankel. Do Good, Make Good: The Business Support Landscape of Social Entrepreneurship, Mark A. Clark, Joann Keyton, and Alistair E. Dawson. Rise, Fall, and Re-Emergence of Social Enterprise, Gary Mulholland, Claire MacEachen, and Ilias Kapareliotis. Social Entrepreneurship at the Nexus, Cleveland Justis and Andrew Hargadon. Cultural Perspective on Social Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Facebook Usage by a Community-Based Cancer Treatment Center in Rural Thailand, Suwichit (Sean) Chaidaroon and Angela Ka Ying Mak. Transforming to a Social Enterprise: A Governance Perspective, Patrice Luoma and Dale Jasinski. Part II: Lessons from the Field: How Social Entrepreneurial Companies are Succeeding. Social Entrepreneurship Solution for Veterans Reintegration Through Entrepreneur Training for Veterans With Disabilities, Michael J. Zacchea and Wynd De Shaw Harris. The Microfinance Paradox: The Questions That Social Entrepreneurship Theory Needs to Answer, Tapiwa Winston Seremani. Think Win–Win: Teaching Social Entrepreneurship in a Real-Life Setting, Daniel Markgraf and Stefan Klenk. Storytelling Through Integrated Marketing Communication, Nancy E. Furlow. A Personal Perspective of Building a Social Enterprise to Support Child and Adult Care, Angela Brown, Peter Smith, and Judith Kuit. Social Entrepreneurship in Brazil: The Child’s Pastoral Project, Neusa Maria Bastos Ferandes dos Santos, Cássia Maria Paula Lima, Janaína Rute da Silva Dourado, Maria Teresa Stefani, and Roberto Fernandes dos Santos. Part III: Going from Local to Global. The Internationalization of Social Entrepreneurship Between Local and Global Markets: The Micro-Stories in the Chocolate of Modica, M. Cristina Longo. When Do Social Ventures Internationalize? A Theoretical Framework, Ignasi Marti, Sarah Park, and Michael Koch. Social Media as a Social Entrepreneurship Networking Platform: The Case of “Social Entrepreneurship in Croatia,” a Community Facebook Page, Davorka Vidović, Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec, Julia Perić. Balancing Cultural Differences and Organizational Priorities in Social Enterprises: Lessons from Asia for Nascent Social Entrepreneurs, Mary Conway Dato-on and Sarah Easter. Social Entrepreneurship and Indigenous Communities: The Cases of Brazil and Greenland, Robert D. Straughan and Elizabeth Goad Oliver. Part IV: Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship. When Claims to IP Are Involved, How Generous Must a Social Entrepreneur Be? The Case of Nutriset, Nanette Clinch, Asbjorn Osland, Xiaohong Quan, and Aparajitha Vadlamannati. Social Franchising, Sivakumar. Control Data’s Market-Driven Approach to Social Problems: The Early Efforts and Mixed Results of William Norris, Laura Singleton. About the Contributors.