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Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Fundamentals, Concepts, and Tools

Authors: Portales, Luis

  • Learning objectives and an outline for each chapter
  • Toolboxes providing an opportunity to practice with tools developed and tested in the creation of these business models
  • Definitions of key concepts
  • Mini cases related to key concepts to understand how the concepts looks like in real organizations
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  • Due: May 30, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13456-3
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About this Textbook

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation both seek to improve the world through social change. Whereas social entrepreneurship revolves around the business side of change, social innovation focuses on the processes through which that change is generated. This textbook provides a comprehensive analysis of both topics, covering all the characteristics and elements of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, from a conceptual and practical perspective.

The book has four sections: 1) Basics and concepts of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship; 2) Business models and generation of value in social enterprises; 3) Social innovation within traditional companies, and 4) Definition and alignment of the impact of social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students and any practitioners that want to know about social innovation or social entrepreneurship will be exposed to contemporary topics in the field as well as a variety of cases and tools for its development. With its learning objectives, reflective questions, the definition of key concepts, and exercises, this book is the definitive text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in social innovation and social entrepreneurship.


About the authors

Luis Portales is a research professor at the University of Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico, where he directs the Center for Wellbeing Studies and is the co-founder of the Social Transformation Lab, an initiative aimed at generating and strengthening social innovations of young Mexicans. He has carried out several social impact assessments and documentation of social development processes for municipal governments, non-profit organizations, and companies. He is a member of the National Research System (CONACYT). His research interests are social innovation and social entrepreneurship, social capital, social responsibility and sustainability, development, and poverty. He has served as a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Universidad Anahuac, and different national and international companies.  He has collaborated with UNDP and the OAS in the implementation of various research projects and entrepreneurship.

Buy this book

eBook £43.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: May 30, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13456-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover £54.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: May 30, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13455-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals, Concepts, and Tools
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13456-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13456-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-13455-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 207
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations
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