Our society is looking for ways to bring together conscience and consumption. The rise of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises represents the growth of a business model that leverages market forces for sustained, positive, social impact.
Social Entrepreneurship helps readers to understand that they can use their gifts and talents to make a change and make the world around them better. Written as a foundation for an upper-level course in social entrepreneurship (SE) or in a second-year course for business students, Social Entrepreneurship provides a general awareness of the issues that are influencing the state of SE in the US and globally.
Kevin Rawls’ Social Entrepreneurship:
- Is Contemporary! The publication contains updated information, such as those related to some of the current legal models.
- Is Student Friendly! Learning Objectives, Key Terms, Vignettes, and embedded references promote learning and comprehension.
- Promotes Application! Embedded case studies bring the content to life for readers.
PART 1: Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship
Chapter 1 The Search for Definition
History of Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Overview: Definition and Discussion
Similarities in Structure/Business Model
Distinctions in Structure/Business Model
The Continuum of Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship: Overview and Definition
Corporate Social Responsibility
Chapter 2 The Social Entrepreneur
Social Impact Theories
Social Change Theory
Theory of Social Entrepreneurship
Profile of the Entrepreneur
Motivation and Values
Chapter 3 The Environment of Social Entrepreneurship
Cultural Context for Social Entrepreneurship
Availability of Credit
Religion and Worldview
PART 2: Practice of Social Entrepreneurship
Chapter 4 Models and Methods
Models and Opportunity Recognition
Model of Change
Seeing a Problem
Why Is There a Problem?
Who Is Able to Solve the Problem?
Solving the Problem
Organizational Structure and Models
Chapter 5 Structures
Limitations of Traditional Structures
Organizational Structures for Social Enterprises
Benefit Corporation (Wilburn & Wilburn, 2014)
Community Contribution Corporation
Community Interest Company
Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C)
Mission Drift and Accountability
Funding: Both Short and Long Term
PART 3: Management of Social Enterprises
Chapter 6 Measuring Effectiveness
Profit and Loss Statement (Income Statement)
Return on Assets
Return on Equity
Earnings Per Share
Social Performance Measurement
Social Entrepreneur Measurements
Social Enterprise Balanced Scorecard
Implementing a Culture of Measurement
Chapter 7 Organizational Behavior in Social Enterprise
Introduction to Organizational Behavior
Entrepreneurial Organizational Behavior
Creating Organization Culture
Chapter 8 Storytelling for Social Enterprises
Trust the Process
Concept & Backstory
Personal Story Branding
Storytelling that Resonates
Framing the Message
The Process of Story Crafting
What Really Matters?
What Kind of Stories Should I Tell?
When to Use Stories?
PART 4: Financing
Chapter 9 Start-up Financing and Scaling
Community Development Finance Institutions
Chapter 10 Impact Investing
Growth of Socially Responsible Investing
Defining Impact Investing
Models of Impact Investing
Social Impact Bond (SIB)
Development Finance Institutions
Program Related Investments
Effectiveness of Impact Investing
Barriers to Growth of Impact Investing
Implementing Social Impact Investing
The Impact Investor
Social Entrepreneurship is easily one of the most engaging and inspiring ones I have had the pleasure to read throughout my college career and leaves you wanting to go and make a difference in the world.