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ADGR 7752 Social Entrepreneurs (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

New concepts designed to address the world’s pervasive social ills invite individual response. Social entrepreneurs blur the lines between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. They have emerged in response to government and philanthropy’s inability to alleviate the world’s social ills such as hunger, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and global warming. Course examines three current models: nonprofits starting for-profit ventures, for-profit companies with a social purpose, and nonprofits that approach social needs in a new and innovative way. Students address such questions as: What does it take to be a social entrepreneur? Who are the leaders? What determines success and failure? Which is the appropriate business model for my idea? What about funding? How are corporations helping? And how does one assess the positive impact of the social venture?


Instructor(s): Francis Fallon

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Sep-14