Understanding Social Entrepreneurship

PADM-GP.2310, 4 points.


This class offers an introduction to the field social entrepreneurship and the tools and tactics used by social ventures. The course begins by exploring different definitions of social entrepreneurship and the goals of this growing field. We then investigate how these ventures operate in different sectors (Mature Markets, Failed Markets, etc.). During these weeks we illuminate the different attributes social ventures must have to have an advantage depending on the competitive landscape in which they operate. During the second half of the class we cut across the sectors we investigated in the first half to find common threads including: capital raising, ethical questions, and applications of the principles of social ventures within existing large corporations. Students should leave the course with a working knowledge of the range of social ventures and the common components they need to succeed.

Prerequisites: none

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2014Syllabus
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Spring 2013Andrew GreenblattEvaluation
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