"This paper conceptualises social entrepreneurship as a multidimensional construct involving the expression of entrepreneurially virtuous behaviour to achieve the social mission, a coherent unity of purpose and action in the face of moral complexity, the ability to recognise social value-creating opportunities and key decision-making characteristics of innovativeness, proactiveness and risk-taking."
This companion site to the PBS New Heroes documentaries offers profiles of social entrepreneurs, games and activities, teacher materials, and links to many related sites. Note: The documentary series is available on DVD at the EMU Library at Call No. DVD 1493
This site offers online video stories from the PBS program NOW about social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions for tough problems, such as: using a franchise model to improve health care in Kenya, professional training for unemployed youth in the Middle East, alternatives to sub-prime loans, ads to fight methamphetamine use, microcredit for developing world entrepreneurs, and more.
EMU Call No. DVD 1493 This DVD offers profiles of several social entrepreneurs who have found innovative ways to tackle tough problems such as child labor in South Asia, garbage in Peru and AIDS orphans in Zambia. Also, learn about social entrepreneurs who have found sustainable ways to improve sight and hearing for the poor, educate homeless children in India, provide preschool education in the Middle East, empower third world farmers and small business, and rehabilitate U.S. addicts.