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In Search of Business Models in Social Entrepreneurship

Concepts and Cases

Editors: Guha, Samapti, Majumdar, Satyajit (Eds.)

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  • Questions the existing belief regarding strength of business models for generating profits, and brings new perspective adopted by social enterprises
  • Discusses how sustainable business models are created for social change through creation of social values
  • Involves contributors from multiple fields in scientific investigations to prove social value creation is core objective or mission and supersedes economic value creation
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This book discusses different innovative business models adopted by social enterprises to bring about social change in terms of creating capabilities among the marginalised section of people. These models also bring the sustainability of the enterprises to serve the people continuously. Establishing a theoretical base for further research in the area of business models in social entrepreneurship, the book consists of research work from various disciplines from scholars with experience and insights on social entrepreneurship, and who discuss one or more aspect(s) of business model, presenting their work with sound research methodologies. The book takes a broader view of the concept – a) social entrepreneurs are driven by social value and justice, b) social entrepreneur may or may not have a market orientation, c) social entrepreneurs solve variety of social problems such as poverty, health, illiteracy, environmental degradation using the principles of business and with the help of social innovation, and d) social enterprise focus on bringing social change by creating social impact.
Chapters of this book are divided into three core themes. The first one – Concepts, Patterns and Values – includes contributions related to sustainable development, business model and vale creation in the context of social entrepreneurship, innovation and cross-cultural influence on business models aspects. The chapter of second theme – Enablers and Influencers – discuss role of  corporate in promoting social entrepreneurship as a social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and value creation, BoP market, supply chain, structural and infrastructural choices, family as a stakeholder of indigenous enterprise, and women entrepreneurship. The third and final theme – Innovation – addresses social, open innovation and business model innovations, IPR, firm performance, collaboration and alliance, software and biotechnology industries, decision logic behind social enterprise creation, and strategy and strategic philanthropy concepts. Containing contributions from academia, industry professionals, investors, policy-makers, and other professionals, all from multiple disciplines, the book would interest the same vast audience.

About the authors

Samapti Guha is a development economist and Professor and Chair Person at the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. In 2006, she was selected as Sir Ratan Tata Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK for her Post Doctoral Study. In 2007, she has joined Tata Institute of Social Sciences and launched a new MA programme in Social Entrepreneurship. She along with his colleague Prof. Satyajit Majumdar set up Social Incubation Centre at the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences , Mumbai supported by UGC in 2011. Her areas of research are microfinance, women micro entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, child labour issues, financial literacy, financial capability and financial inclusion. She is teaching courses like microfinance, micro economics, economic orientation of strategic management, macro-economics and development economics. She has published several articles in peer reviewed national and international journals and in edited books.


Satyajit Majumdar is Professor at the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship in the School of Management and Labour Studies of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (India) and teaches entrepreneurship, growth and technology strategy, corporate social responsibility and services operations management. He is President of Institute Innovation Council and Head of Incubation Centre, TISS, Mumbai. He has published research papers and case studies in the areas of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, small business, growth strategy and corporate social responsibility. He also mentors young entrepreneurs, participates in activities related to entrepreneurship ecosystem building and reviews research papers for international journals.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: In Search of Business Models in Social Entrepreneurship—Concepts and Cases

    Pages 1-11

    Majumdar, Satyajit (et al.)

  • Business Model for Social Entrepreneurship

    Pages 15-36

    Singh, Neeti

  • In Search of Patterns: A Preliminary Investigation of Social Entrepreneurs in Mexico and India

    Pages 37-64

    Conway Dato-on, Mary (et al.)

  • A Critical Analysis of the Social Business Model of Kala Raksha: An NGO with a Purpose of Women Empowerment

    Pages 65-84

    Venkatachalam, Rama (et al.)

  • Sustainability of Social Enterprises: Is Quadruple Bottom Line the Pathway?

    Pages 85-115

    Mukherjee, Sanjukta (et al.)

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eBook 106,99 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In Search of Business Models in Social Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Cases
Editors
  • Samapti Guha
  • Satyajit Majumdar
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0390-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0390-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0389-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 291
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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