- Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition
This article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review discusses how to define social entrepreneurship.
- Social entrepreneurship: Towards conceptualisation
"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."
- Heroes from a Small Planet
This site offers online video profiles of social entrepreneurs solving problems in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
- Enterprising Ideas
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.
- Skoll Foundation Videos on YouTube
Includes video profiles of Skoll Award winners and other online videos related to social entrepreneurship.
- The New Heroes: Their Bottom Line is Lives
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.
- Venture Philanthropy
Download a streaming video or RealAudio version of a NewsHour story on venture philanthropy.
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