This module explores the notion of Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship. More specifically, it juxtaposes Social Enterprises to traditional, namely business/commercial enterprises and not-for profit organizations, and it introduces the various concepts that are pertinent to Social Entrepreneurship.
Additionally, introduces and analyses the notions of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship and compares them with the notion of business/commercial entrepreneurship, and discusses briefly their history. The characteristics of the successful Social Entrepreneur and the principles for social business are then discussed.
- To distinguish social and business/commercial enterprise
- To track down the roots of social entrepreneurship
- To identify the key characteristics of a social entrepreneur
- Lectures 8
- Quizzes 2
- Duration 1 hour
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 16
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Unit 1 3
In this unit, we are going to identify the key terms of social enterprise, social entrepreneur and the notions of social entrepreneurship. A social enterprise is a hybrid form of enterprise, as it shares characteristics of both business and non-profit organisations. On the other hand, social entrepreneurs are people with some unique characteristics and capabilities. These capabilities can work in favor of the enterprise and have a positive impact in society. Provide indicative time of completion of each unit: 20 minutes.
Unit 2 2
Social entrepreneurship is a rather new term in the social reality. However, the roots of social entrepreneurship can be traced back in the 19th century Britain and the cooperative moment. In this unit, we are going to see a brief history of social entrepreneurship and identify the principles for doing social business and the characteristics of the successful social entrepreneur. Provide indicative time of completion of each unit: 20 minutes.
Case studies 1
Case studies section