- Business & Management, Fox School of
- Strategic Management
Private enterprise is a powerful tool for stimulating innovation and investment – but often neglects (externalizes) community, social and environmental costs. Public enterprise is useful in allocating public resources and serving the disenfranchised – but often at the cost of efficiency and creativity. Social entrepreneurship promises to combine the energy and discipline of private enterprise with the inclusiveness and far-sightedness of public enterprise to solve pressing social, environmental and economic problems. Social entrepreneurship sounds wonderful – but how does it play out in reality? And what does it take to manage multiple bottom lines effectively? This social enterprise class will explore management models and skills that attempt to blend economic and social priorities – that address and try to balance the triple bottom lines of profit, people and place. More broadly, this class examines the ways in which entrepreneurship is embedded in – and affects – larger social, cultural and economic relationships.