This course gives students an appreciation for the field of social entrepreneurship and social innovation. We examine key concepts of the field, including social mission, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and social value; and we consider the historical perspective of the field to inform our current understanding of the evolution of social problem-solving. The course introduces students to the concepts, strategies, and approaches to social change. We review the necessary skills required of social entrepreneurs and others working to make change in communities around the world. Further, we look at cases of social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, innovators, and visionaries who are developing novel methods to address a variety of social issues utilizing different organizational forms, operating in international, domestic, and local contexts.
- Teacher: Wendy Seligmann