An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship: Voices, Preconditions, Contexts (Paperback)
  • An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship: Voices, Preconditions, Contexts (Paperback)

An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship: Voices, Preconditions, Contexts (Paperback)

Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 31/05/2011
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This timely book sets social entrepreneurship in a historical context, from its philanthropic beginnings in the Victorian era to the present day, against the backdrop of contemporary global capitalism. Starting with contributions from social entrepreneurs and innovators, this anthology describes the workings of social entrepreneurship and explores its import as a gauge of contemporary social, environmental and economic conditions. Drawing on perspectives from cultural theory, history and sociology, the authors investigate the theory of entrepreneurship, the culture of management and the forgotten antecedents of social entrepreneurship. The volume then puts social entrepreneurship in the context of the goals and struggles for sustainable development and the modernisation of the welfare state in the global North and South. Its cultural approach will make this book an introduction for students in the liberal arts; its disciplinary perspectives will make it a useful tool for academics and students in the fields of cultural theory, sociology and entrepreneurship as well as development studies.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780857933720
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm

`. . . this anthology contains much of what social workers and social pedagogues need to know about the rich perspectives of social entrepreneurship.' -- Niels Rosendal Jensen, European Journal of Social Work
`. . . the book is a welcome and timely contribution to improving the understanding of social entrepreneurship and the work of social entrepreneurs. The text provides an excellent critical analysis of the dominant economic discourse surrounding social entrepreneurship.' -- Bob Doherty, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

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