There is now widespread consensus that social entrepreneurship represents an innovative and effective mechanism for addressing many problems around the world. But what exactly is a social entrepreneur? In Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, David Bornstein and Susan Davis team up to offer the first general overview of this emerging field.
In an easy-to-follow Q&A format that allows readers to go directly to the information they need, the authors map out social entrepreneurship in its broadest terms as well as in its particulars. Social Entrepreneurship will give readers an understanding of what differentiates this distinctive force from standard business ventures and how it differs from traditional non-profit work. For anyone inspired by these burgeoning proponents of social change and eager to learn more, Social Entrepreneurship is the ideal first place to look.
About the Authors:
David Bornstein specializes in writing about social innovation. He is the author of The Price of a Dream and How to Change the World, which has been published in 20 languages. His articles have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and many other publications globally. He co-wrote the PBS documentary “To Our Credit.” He is the founder of Dowser.org, a Web site devoted to uncovering stories of change. He lives in New York City.
Susan Davis is a thought leader in international development and civil society innovation. She is a founder and current President & CEO of BRAC USA, a newly created organization to support BRAC’s global expansion to Africa and other countries in Asia. In addition she was a founding board member and Chair of the Grameen Foundation and current board member. She also serves on the international board committee that selects Ashoka Fellows and is a mentor and coach for the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship.