Handbook of Research on Social Entrepreneurship and Solidarity Economics

Handbook of Research on Social Entrepreneurship and Solidarity Economics

José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Release Date: May, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 606
ISBN13: 9781522500971|ISBN10: 1522500979|EISBN13: 9781522500988|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0097-1


Education programs in social entrepreneurship helps to create and fill jobs devoted to developing the local economy, which has become a dual transfer strategy by which a virtuous circle occurs between a retrofitted educational system based on social entrepreneurship, and vocational students who are highly entrepreneurial.

The Handbook of Research on Social Entrepreneurship and Solidarity Economics focuses on practical experience and theoretical models for popularizing the concept of social entrepreneurship as a critical element of economic growth. Emphasizing the ways in which social entrepreneurship benefits developing regions, small and medium enterprises, and low-income communities, this handbook of research is a pivotal reference source for professionals, academics, and graduate-level students in the fields of economics, business administration, sociology, education, politics, and international relations.

Topics Covered

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

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Joint Liability Lending
  • Microfinance
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Social Wealth
  • Value Creation

Reviews and Testimonials

In response to the collapse of the Lehman Brothers investment bank in 2008, a new school of economic thought was born that has been expanding rapidly in Latin American and Caribbean counties as a complement to traditional schools of economic thought. The Editor explains that it is based on cooperativism and focuses on achieving harmonious economic development to avoid immigration from rural to urban areas and the causes of poverty, injustice, and social inequalities. Economists and business scholars explain the ideas and processes, and describe some examples of its application.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. José Manuel Saiz-Alvarez has a PhD with honors in Economics, and in Management & Business Administration, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). Earned a PhD with honors in Political Sciences and Sociology, Pontifical University of Salamanca (Spain). Dr. Saiz-Alvarez is officially accredited by the Spanish Agency of Quality Evaluation and Accreditation. He has also studied in the USA at the Royal Complutense College at Harvard, and at the University of South Florida; in France, at the University Lumière-Lyon II, and in Estonia, at Tallinn University. He is the Academic Director for Business Administration Doctoral Studies, Nebrija University (Spain). Visiting Professor at TEC de Monterrey (Mexico), EAN University (Colombia), and the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador). Honorary Professor, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). President of FIEC Institute. Member of the Latin-American Family Business Net based on Colombia. Co-founder of the International Center of Research on Solidarity Economy, based at the Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico. His teaching activity has been mainly based on five broad areas of knowledge: Economic Theory, Social Change, Economic Structure (mainly, Economic Integration, Outsourcing, and Labor Market), Applied Economics, and Financial & Stock Markets. He has several diplomas from the University of Cambridge and the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (United Kingdom), from the Chambres Françaises de Commerce et d’Industrie en Espagne, and the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (France), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Brazil). As researcher, he has done research at the Eastern European Institute, Complutense University (Spain), Autonomous University of Madrid, Pontifical University of Salamanca, and Nebrija University. Certificate of Recognition, Capitol House of Representatives of Puerto Rico. Diploma of Honor, Valahia University of Targoviste (Romania). Member of the Scientific Research Council, Professor Edward Lipinski School of Economics, Law and Medical Sciences at Kielce (Poland). Associate Member of the Pontifical Tiberina Academy (Italy). Member of the Editorial Board and referee of numerous national and international journals. Who’s Who in the World, from the 2011 Edition. He has been a Research Fellow, Athenian Policy Forum, York University (Canada), and a member of the International Committee of Economics and Finance, Scientific World Net (Peru). He has given more than one hundred lectures in Europe and America, and is the author of more than two hundred publications in his specialty. To date, he has supervised more than 50 doctoral theses (Nebrija University and Pontifical University of Salamanca) from students coming from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain, USA, and Venezuela.