Social Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion: Processes, Practices, and Prospects

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Authors

External departments

  • Polytechnic University of Milan

Details

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave
Number of pages178
ISBN (Electronic)9789811016158
ISBN (Print)9789811016141, 9789811094019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2016
Publication type

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

This book argues that embeddedness and community participation bring unique propositions for social entrepreneurship to foster social inclusion. It uncovers the role of local knowledge and grassroots level innovations to create necessary environment for the positive social change to roll. Social enterprises have proven to reduce drudgery of poor and excluded by offering creative and innovative solutions for long standing social problems. The grassroots level creative problem solving mechanisms they initiate travel through a variety of local dynamics and cultural contexts. However, social innovations quite often do not achieve their intended results, especially when they fail to understand the local contexts and embed themselves in such dynamism. In this background, the book attempts to understand and analyse the 'connect' between the social innovations and local dynamism. It argues that the community-driven innovation management which is based on local knowledge inspires the social entrepreneurial process and builds capacities and infrastructure to foster social inclusion. Each chapter in this book offers development scholars rich narration about how social problems have been approached, addressed, and altered through rich insights from communities and the social entrepreneurial teams.