Social Entrepreneurship as Sustainable Development

Introducing the Sustainability Lens

Authors: Stenn, Tamara

  • Stimulates entrepreneurial creativity through easy-to-use tools, guidelines, infographics and case studies scalable to both local and global enterprises
  • Explores new ways in which to envision a sustainable future, bringing in elements of permaculture and nature-based systems
  • Presents the first balanced, practical approach to understanding social entrepreneurship as a comprehensive way of fostering sustainability
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  • Due: February 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83888-5
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About this book

This book challenges readers to imagine social entrepreneurship as an innovative, creative model for building justice and sustainability. Building upon the work of J. Greg Dees, the author explores the concept as a change-based process that creates social value through bold innovation and creativity, providing a “how and why” approach that makes social entrepreneurship accessible to all. The chapters present a holistic way in which to realize the United Nations (UN) 2030 sustainable development goals through the four quadrants of the Sustainability Lens: Resources, Health, Policy, and Exchange. The work is written in an interdisciplinary format which will appeal to multiple learning styles among professors, students, and communities investing heavily in the development of entrepreneurial skills.

About the authors

Tamara L. Stenn is Adjunct Professor in the Sustainable Development program at SIT Graduate Institute, VT, USA and Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurism at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.

Reviews

“Tamara Stenn’s writing abounds with energy. Her work redefines basic concepts of sustainability and social entrepreneurship that for too long have been under the sway of narrowly conceived economic mandates such as the necessity of growth. Drawing upon customary understandings of Suma Qamana or ‘living well’, she presents a vibrant alternative to Western ideas of living competitively. Most importantly, Stenn’s writing points to another future that is both necessary and becoming possible.” (Professor Paul James, Western Sydney University)

“Integrating the thousands-of-years-old wisdom tradition of Suma Qamana into a modern eco-centered sustainability framework, Dr. Stenn provides great case studies that show business in action, building a better world.” (Shel Horowitz, social entrepreneurship consultant, author of Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World)

“Social Entrepreneurship as Sustainable Development:  Introducing the Sustainability Lens” is a timely and powerful approach to looking at Social Entrepreneurship.  Tamara provides a set of important concepts in practical ways that allows those aspiring to be social entrepreneurs as well those already practicing socially conscious business to apply to developing a more sustainable future.” (Dr. Ken Williams, Interim Dean, Sit Graduate Institute, USA)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48060-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48059-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: February 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83888-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Entrepreneurship as Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Introducing the Sustainability Lens
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48060-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48060-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48059-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83888-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 110
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics