Social Entrepreneurship Case for Definition

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2/11/2008 1 Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition Roger Martin & Sally Osberg Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2007 Social Entrepreneurship (SE) Lasting transformational benefit to society Author’s concern: SE is so inclusive that it is now an immense tent into which all manner of socially beneficial activities fit which all manner of socially beneficial activities fit. So why is that so terrible? If too many ‘non entrepreneurial’ efforts are included, SE will lose its essence and fall into disrepute, attacked by cynics and skeptics. Entrepreneurship Defined (again!) Positive side: connotes a special innate ability to sense and act on opportunity, combining out of the box thinking with a unique brand of determination to create or bi bt thi t th ld bring about something new to the world. Negative side: It is an ex post term–you need a passage of time before impact is known.
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2010 for the course ITM ENT526 taught by Professor Wise during the Spring '10 term at Ryerson.

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