Details for Social Entrepreneurship
This unit offers an introduction to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship in a Christian context. It explores how entrepreneurial enterprises can exert influence for systemic and sustainable social change. Students will be challenged to identify a real opportunity and to design a business plan for a potential social enterprise. Practical skills will be developed to build creative and profitable business models for positive change and the basic skills needed to run such an enterprise.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: SOC302
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Social Entrepreneurship is part of the subject area Social Engagement and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit offers an introduction to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship in a Christian context. It explores the theology of social engagement and how entrepreneurial enterprises can exert influence for systemic and sustainable social change. Practical skill will be developed to build and manage creative and profitable business models for positive change.
- The theology of social responsibility and helping the poor
Social challenges of the 21st Century:
Eradicating poverty and saving the planet
- Industry models and their impact on the shape of society
- Profitable business models for social change
- Influencing politics
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided reading and reflection, case studies / current affairs, syndicate work, field trips, web-based interaction.
Minor Essay (30%, 1500 words); Comparative Analysis (30%, 1500 words); Business Plan (40%, 2000 words)
- Bornstein, D. How to change the world: social entrepreneurs and the power of new ideas. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
- Brinckerhoff, P. C. Social entrepreneurship: the art of mission-based venture development. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2000.
- Dees, J., Emerson, J., & Economy, P.Strategic tools for social entrepreneurs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
- Davis, M. Late Victorian Holocausts : El Nino famines and the making of the third world.London ; New York: Verso, 2001.
- Hart, S.L. Capitalism at the Crossroads: The Unlimited Business Opportunities in Solving the World’s Most Difficult Problems. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Wharton School, 2005.
- Hayek, F. A. The Road to Serfdom. 50th anniversary edition with introduction by Milton Friedman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
- Mair, J., Robinson, J. and Hockerts, K. (ed.) Social entrepreneurship. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
- Prahalad, C.K. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Wharton School, 2004.
- Sachs, J.D. TheEnd of Poverty: economic possibilities for our time. New York: Penguin Press, 2005