1. Introduction 2. Defining and Distinguishing Social Entrepreneurship 3. Recognizing Social Opportunities 4. Lean Startup for Social Enterprises 5. Developing a Strategic Plan for a Social Venture 6. Organizational Structure 7. Funding Social Ventures 8. Measuring Social Impact 9. Scaling the Social Venture 10. Social Intrapreneurship 11. Social Entrepreneurship and Environmental Sustainability 12. The Social Entrepreneurship Support Ecosystem 13. The Future of Social Entrepreneurship
Jill Kickul is Director of the Stern School of Business Program in Social Entrepreneurship at the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, NYU, USA. As a Clinical Professor of Business and Society, she teaches courses in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and social impact strategies. She has published more than one hundred journal articles and books on the subject of entrepreneurship. Thomas S. Lyons is the Lawrence N. Field Family Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Management, and Field Mentor at Baruch College CUNY, USA. He has expertise in the following subjects: entrepreneurship, economic development, strategic planning, and public-private partnerships. He is co-author or editor of eleven books and has published over sixty articles and papers in scholarly outlets on entrepreneurial and economic strategy.
"Understanding Social Entrepreneurship is one of the most comprehensive examinations of social entrepreneurship ever written. Kickul and Lyons completely capture both the essence and current surges in the field, covering every aspect from definition, opportunity, and scaling to funding, measurement, and ecosystems. For any scholar developing a course in social entrepreneurship, this is THE book!" -Donald F. Kuratko, Indiana University - Bloomington, USA "The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) launched a teaching certificate in Social Entrepreneurship in 2012. Participants in the certificate program are faculty who are interested in creating and teaching courses in social entrepreneurship. Understanding Social Entrepreneurship is the recommended text for this certificate program and our participants value the up to date content and teaching tools provided. I personally use this text in courses I teach in Social Entrepreneurship and highly recommend it." -Tony Mendes, Former President, USASBE, USA