Incorporating Business Models and Strategies into Social Entrepreneurship

Incorporating Business Models and Strategies into Social Entrepreneurship

Ziska Fields (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 362
ISBN13: 9781466687486|ISBN10: 1466687487|EISBN13: 9781466687493|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8748-6

Description

The rise of unemployment across the globe has created a need for an increase in community-focused business plans and opportunities. Social enterprises have the ability to improve societies through altruistic work to create sustainable work environments for future entrepreneurs and their communities.

Incorporating Business Models and Strategies into Social Entrepreneurship combines the latest scholarly research on the challenges and solutions social entrepreneurs face as they address their corporate social responsibility in an effort to redefine the goals of today’s enterprises and enhance the potential for growth and change in every community. This publication is an essential reference source for policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, entrepreneurs, and government officials interested in furthering their positive social impact in a business context.

This publication features timely, research-based chapters focused on corporate social responsibility, the economy, marketing ventures, sustainable livelihood, millennium development, and legal empowerment.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Legal Empowerment
  • Marketing Ventures
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Social Economy
  • Social Value
  • Sustainable Livelihood
  • Unemployment

Reviews and Testimonials

These authors have included global literature in simple but scientific language. Thinking must be converted into planning and planning must be converted into doing: this is the major theme of the book. This book discusses the importance of socially-minded business people, global corporation and government policy for society and community, social welfare, schools, health cares for all. It also explores social entrepreneurship and its growth and development along with benefits and necessities of socially-driven societies and communities. Social entrepreneurship can help to fill the gaps between rich and poor. This book contributes great ideas for sustainable growth development, resulting in a better human world with peace and happiness.

– Arpita Mehta, Independent Research Scholar, India

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ziska Fields is an Academic Leader and Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is passionate about developing entrepreneurial skills in students and to support them to start their own ventures. She taught the following Postgraduate entrepreneurship modules: The enterprise environment, Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship and Elements of Entrepreneurship. She also taught the following Honours entrepreneurship modules: Entrepreneurship and economic development, Entrepreneurship, innovation and venture creation and Entrepreneurship and small business development. Her research interests focus on creativity and innovation specifically in tertiary education, business environments, entrepreneurship and research. She also developed two theoretical models to measure creativity in South Africa, focusing on the youth and tertiary education specifically. She has published in international recognised journals such as the Journal of Social Sciences. Recent publications have looked at measuring creativity in various contexts. Dr. Fields is also a member of the South African Institute of Management (SAIM).

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