Social Entrepreneurship and the Circular Economy

Social Entrepreneurship and the Circular Economy

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4978-9.ch006


Social entrepreneurship plays a fundamental role in the economy and especially in the firm. Mainly in developing countries, social entrepreneurship is of primary importance and is socially necessary to try to alleviate social inequalities among the richest and the poorest in society. In this process of diminishing social differences, business models are of fundamental importance, especially digital models with intensive use of ICT. In this chapter, the author synthesizes the 57 digital business models that exist today and enhances the importance of the Circular Economy and the Socioeconomics of Solidarity as an emerging trend in economic thinking.
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The mind of the superior man values honesty. The spirit of the inferior man appreciates the benefit. (Confucius [551-479 BC])


When The Social Entrepreneurship Is Necessary

From an economic point of view there are four Schools of thought in the world, three traditional and the last emerging:

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