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Interesting social enterprise conferences and events for fall 2011

October 2, 2011

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What are you participating in this year of social entrepreneurship related conferences, events, award shows and such? Perhaps your organization is hosting such a happening? Below are some of the interesting events to keep an eye on this fall of 2011. October 19th – October 22nd 2011 PopTech 2011: The World Rebalancing, Camden, Maine, USA […]

Social entrepreneurship: what is it not?

May 22, 2011

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So we have seen quite a few definitions on social entrepreneurship and its surrounding themes, but another way to approach it and attempt to make the concept more clear, is to ask: what is it not? Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship has written this piece of information on their website on what does not constitute […]

Key practitioners’ definitions of social entrepr – ise/eneur/eneurship: confused or intruigued?

May 9, 2011

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so•cial en•tre•pre•neur•ship Below are some definitions of social entrepreneurship (socent), the social entrepreneur and social enterprise from different key players within the field. If you have had it with definitions you can jump straight to the end of the post and read an interesting article on ‘social entrepreneurship revisited.’ __________________________________ Ashoka Social entrepreneurs are individuals […]

What makes great social organizations great: four variables for social entrepreneurial success

March 20, 2011

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Over the last decade, a mounting public concern regarding sustainable development has surfaced. The need for institutional change towards a more sustainable construct appears more pressing than ever and social entrepreneurs, among others, have accepted that challenge. Yet, much still remains unknown about the processes of social entrepreneurship and how it brings about institutional change. […]

Upcoming social entrepreneurship conferences to keep an eye on

February 24, 2011

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Now and then, in all corners of the world, people gather to discuss, debate, celebrate, challenge, develop, strengthen, and constructively criticize social entrepreneurship as a phenomenon, social enterprises as an organizational form, social innovation as a means to find solutions to our societies most pressing problems, and the like. Below are listed some of those […]

Defining social entrepreneurship: an academic deciphering

February 20, 2011

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The purpose of this text is to provide anyone interested in social entrepreneurship as a concept academically, with a brief introduction to some of the essential aspects of the phenomenon, as well as the field of literature surrounding it. Be warned, there will be academic quotes and references, such that those intrigued, can study further. […]

Social entrepreneurship – ancient phenomenon, new word?

December 12, 2010

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Eradicating extreme poverty continues to be one of the main challenges of our time, and is a major concern of the international community. Ending this scourge will require the combined efforts of all, governments, civil society organizations and the private sector, in the context of a stronger and more effective global partnership for development (United […]