Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship presents an alternative approach to community development. It advocates the adoption of innovative solutions (often incorporating market mechanisms) to address social problems. This module discusses the concepts associated with social entrepreneurship, and examines the practices and challenges of social entrepreneurship in the Asian context. Topics to be covered include identification of social problems; marginalization and the poverty cycle; varied conceptualizations of social entrepreneurship and innovation; different types of social enterprises; sustainable social enterprises as an effective means of community development; developing a social enterprise business plan; establishing a social enterprise; scaling up a social enterprise; social impact measurement.

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