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


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 (PhD) was an Associate Professor and Academic Leader at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She recently joined the University of Johannesburg. For this book, her affiliation will still be the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Professor Fields has 13 years’ experience in the Financial Industry in South Africa and has 11 years’ Higher Education experience. Her qualifications include a BA (Communication Sciences), Diploma in Management Studies, MBA (Cum Laude) and PhD. She teaches various Management and Entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research focus area and passion is theoretical and applied creativity across various disciplines and contexts. She also developed two theoretical models to measure creativity in South Africa, focusing on the youth and tertiary education. She also has various other research areas, which include Entrepreneurship, Management, Innovation, Higher Education, Responsible Management Education, Artificial Intelligence, Future Studies and Information Technology. She edited three books titled “Incorporating Business Models and Strategies into Social Entrepreneurship”, “Collective creativity for responsible and sustainable business practice” and “Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. She has published various book chapters and papers in internationally recognized journals and presented various conference papers. She is a member of the South African Institute of Management (SAIM), Ethics Institute of SA (EthicsSA) and Institute of People Management (IPM).