About the Book
Social entrepreneurship is a model that has been gaining momentum in recent years as an answer to social problems on a global scale and scarce resources to address them. Social entrepreneurs apply business principles and leadership skills to address social issues. They build mission-driven businesses aimed at solving social problems through their professional skills and training towards helping people in need, or use their entrepreneurial skills in non-profit innovative business models. How to come the next big business opportunity in future, as its title suggests, that with determination and innovation, even a single person can make a surprising difference. The authors are confident that the well organized material of this book with current research examples and additional contribution would help the readers a lot. For anyone seeking to make a positive mark on the world, this will be both an inspiring read and an invaluable book.
About the Authors
Robert A. Philips is the professor of organisational behaviour (teaching) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford CA, where he directs a number of the center’s executive education programs for social entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, and grant makers.
Margret Bonefiel is Assistant professor the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford CA. Before joining the center, she spent 14 years in various executive roles in the for-profit, non-profit, and social enterprise fields. He has presented nationally and internationally on topics such as asset development, social enterprise, and public-private partnerships.
Ritesh Sharma is a professor of psychology at the School of Humanities and Sciences. He is also faculty director of the Center for Social Innovation. His research focuses on the psychology of justice, social norms, philanthropy, and group decision making.