Social Entrepreneurship - A Model for Sustainable Value Creation
Fordham University - Graduate School of Business Administration; Harvard University; Humanistic Management Network
January 11, 2010
Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2010-011
The concept of social entrepreneurship is discussed and examined for its potential to support sustainable value creation. A detailed case study of bracNet provides an example of shared value creation. bracNet is a for-profit enterprise in Bangladesh aiming to close the digital divide globally and regionally. New business models and cross-sectoral partnerships allow bracNet to implement a social and financial value creation strategy. Key for success seems to be the shared ownership of bracNet, by BRAC, a non-profit organization, and various for profit entities (including VC's, industrial conglomerates and Hedgefunds).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship, Shared-Value Creation, Shareholder Value maximization, Appreciative Inquiry
JEL Classification: A00, B00, H00, I00, M00, M10, M13, L3, N3working papers series
Date posted: January 13, 2010 ; Last revised: December 14, 2010
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