Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector
- Jane Wei-Skillern - Harvard Business School, USA
- James E. Austin - Harvard Business School, USA
- Herman Leonard - Harvard University, USA
- Howard Stevenson - University of Nottingham, UK, University of Lincoln, UK, University of Leicester, UK
Public & Nonprofit Management (General) | Small Business/Entrepreneurship
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
Too specialised for the group.
This text provide students with great insight into the field of social entrepreneurship.
Appears to be a very cogent primary text for the course.
I will be directing students to this text as recommended reading in the following academic year. My overview of the text is that it represents a very progressive text in the area of social entrepreneurship with a practical orientation.
Excellent source of information for
teachers and students!