Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurs create social value through the use of the entrepreneurship model. Social entrepreneurship relates to many business forms but fundamentally exists as a model that organizations are able to use in pursuit of goals directed toward building value for the society within which they are embedded. Organizations built on this model follow closely with the traditional path of entrepreneurship, pursuing perceived opportunities to achieve their goals. The key to understanding social entrepreneurship lies in acknowledging that it transcends traditional business model boundaries and can occur in any sector of business, such as in the private for-profit or not-for-profit sector or in the public sector.

To engage in social entrepreneurship, the organization is typically driven by a social entrepreneur. The social entrepreneur shares many similar skills ...

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