The second edition of this popular book has been inspired by the increasing interest around social entrepreneurship scholarship and the practice of delivering innovative solutions to social issues.
Although social enterprises generally remain small, the impact of social entrepreneurs is increasing globally, as all countries are endeavouring to respond to increasingly complex social problems and demands for welfare at a time of government cut backs.
Additional chapters and international case studies explore new developments, such as the rise of the social investment market, the use of design thinking and the increasing importance of social impact measurement.
"An excellent update of a key text on social enterprises with improved scope and insight. Vital reading for students, scholars and practitioners." Eddy Hogg, Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent
"Traditional approaches to running economies and doing business seem inadequate and lack support from the wider public. This timely publication, rich with excellent case studies, provides a concrete approach towards making the world a better place." Tommy Hutchinson, Founder & CEO, i-genius
"Insightful essays on the mind-set and skill-set required by today’s social entrepreneurs, wherever in the world they may be." Asheem Singh, CEO of UK charity and social enterprise leaders’ network ACEVO
Christopher Durkin is an Associate Professor at the University of Northampton. Previously he was Head of the Northampton Institute of Urban Affairs, Social Enterprise Development Director in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Northampton, a member of the School’s senior management team and course leader for the MA in Social Innovation, a social venture builder programme.
Robert Gunn is a former lecturer of social policy and social work at the University of York, who has an extensive practice background in the probation service specialising in community development.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chris Durkin and Robert Gunn;
Part 1 Skills in policy analysis;
Chapter 2 The place of social entrepreneurship in UK contemporary policy Ian Buchanan;
Chapter 3 A changing context Chris Durkin (new);
Chapter 4 What do we mean by ‘social enterprise’? Gladius Kulothungan;
Part 2 Skills for social entrepreneurship;
Chapter 5 Identifying need Richard Bryant (updated);
Chapter 6 Stakeholder participation and involvement in social enterprises Chris Durkin and Robert Gunn (updated);
Chapter 7 Design thinking for social innovation Mik P. Pieniazek (new);
Chapter 8 The financing of social enterprise Wray Irwin;
Chapter 9 Financial planning for social enterprises Andrew Ferguson (updated);
Chapter 10 The challenges and risks of innovation in social entrepreneurship Tim Curtis;
Chapter 11 Leadership and management skills development in social enterprises Jon Griffith (updated);
Chapter 12 Developing social impact measurement for social enterprise Richard Hazenberg and Jim Clifford (new);
Part 3 Skills in practice – Case Studies;
Chapter 13 United Kingdom case study Mandy Young (updated);
Chapter 14 China case study Marie Tze Kwan So and Carol Chyau;
Chapter 15 India case study Stan Thekaekara;
Chapter 16 Japan case study Takashi Yamamoto (new);
Chapter 17 Malaysia case study Shariha Khalid and Christoffer Erichsen;
Conclusion Chris Durkin and Robert Gunn.