Social Entrepreneurship New Book Alert
There are several things going on in this arena. First, a new book is coming out in May from Harvard. “Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector, coauthored by four Harvard Business School faculty, explains the critical components of this hybrid field known as social entrepreneurship. Readers will find a wealth of case studies that discuss U.S. and international settings as well as analysis of the latest research.”
Related to this topic is more discussion on defining social entrepreneurship (The Case for Definition). From a Stanford Social Innovation Review article: “Social entrepreneurship is attracting growing amounts of talent, money, and attention. But along with its increasing popularity has come less certainty about what exactly a social entrepreneur is and does.” Also check out the opinion and critiques of Kevin Jones,the School for SE, and GiftHub (where one comment stated this piece is “Martin and Osberg’s lullaby to elites”).
For another definitive voice, Charles Leadbeater who “helped popularise the term” back in his 1997 book has an article in a UK paper on SE.