The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation

New Frontiers in Africa

Editors: Bitzer, V., Hamann, R., Hall, M., Griffin-EL, E.W. (Eds.)

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  • One of the few books to examine the role of business in social and environmental innovation, particularly in the context of Africa
  • Addresses entrepreneurship, large companies, cross-sector collaboration initiatives, and the role of academia and teachers
  • Frames and complements empirical contributions in a synthesis of key theories and concepts
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In the face of limited progress toward meeting Millennium Development Goals or addressing climate change and resource degradation, increasing attention turns to harnessing the entrepreneurial, innovative, managerial and financial capacities of business for improved social and environmental outcomes. A more proactive role for business in sustainable development is especially pertinent in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been plagued by conflict and poverty but shows signs of a brighter future as the world’s second-fastest-growing region.

The book considers how the socio-economic context influences the objectives of social innovation and even our definition of what we mean by social innovation. Secondly, the book aims to show how social innovation initiatives emerge and fare in context of the limited ability of many African countries to provide public goods and services.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation

    Pages 3-24

    Bitzer, Verena (et al.)

  • Social and Environmental Enterprises in Africa: Context, Convergence and Characteristics

    Pages 27-47

    Littlewood, David (et al.)

  • Social Innovation Through Development Franchising: Compensating for a Lack of Entrepreneurial Expertise and Connecting to Formal Supply Chains

    Pages 49-62

    Smith, Isaac H. (et al.)

  • Innovations in Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Biofuel Production: The Case of Tanzanian Outgrowers Cultivating Jatropha for the Global Biofuel Chain

    Pages 63-83

    Balkema, Annelies (et al.)

  • The Evolution of a Sustainability Leader: The Development of Strategic and Boundary Spanning Organizational Innovation Capabilities in Woolworths

    Pages 87-104

    Methner, Nadine (et al.)

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • Bulk discounts available
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation
Book Subtitle
New Frontiers in Africa
Editors
  • Verena Bitzer
  • Ralph Hamann
  • Martin Hall
  • Eliada Wosu Griffin-EL
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04051-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04051-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04050-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35639-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 235
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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