Articles on Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship - Introduction

Social entrepreneurship is all about recognizing the social problems and achieving a social change by employing entrepreneurial principles, processes and operations.

History of Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is relatively a new term. But its usage can be found throughout the history. There were several entrepreneurs who established social enterprises to eliminate social problems and bring positive change in the society.

Who is a Social Entrepreneur ?

A social entrepreneur is somebody who takes up a pressing social problem and meets it with an innovative solution. Lets find out few famous social entrepreneurs around the globe.

Social Enterprises around the World

The concept of social entrepreneurship has been around since 1960s and is promoted by many individuals. Lets have a look at the various famous social enterprises around the world.

Advantages of Social Enterprises

Lets discuss the advantages of a social enterprise that are specific to the entrepreneurs themselves, as well as the advantages that are specific to the environment and the society as a whole.

What is Social Capital ?

Social Capital is a concept that aims at emphasizing the importance of social contacts between groups and within groups. Lets discuss the barriers in creation of social capital and its application.

Negative Effects of Social Capital

Even after having many benefits, social capital can also have some negative effects. Lets discuss how social capital can be detrimental to the society and can bring about negative consequences.

Social Networking Sites & Social Capital

Online communities like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn etc bring together like-minded people and establishes a contact between them by providing relevant information about each other.

What is Social Business ?

Social business is a business which is aimed at addressing a social cause. The concept of Social business was given by Muhammad Yunus, who essentially presented as an alternate model to capitalism.

Principles of Social Business

There are 7 principles of social business. These seven principles were given by Prof. Muhammad Yunus in collaboration with Hans Reitz. Lets discuss these principles in detail.

What is Social Innovation ?

Social innovation includes ideas, ways and means, strategies that works out innovative solutions to meet the demands of the public. It includes innovation in various fields like - education, healthcare, community development etc.