Social Entrepreneurship: A Grounded Learning Approach to Social Value Creation

Journal of Enterprising Culture, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 339-362, 2008

Posted: 15 Mar 2010

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Brett R. Smith

Miami University of Ohio - Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration

Terri F. Barr

Miami University of Ohio - Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration

Saulo D. Barbosa

EM Lyon; CERAG - University of Grenoble II

Jill Kickul

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Date Written: December 1, 2008

Abstract

The value of the inclusion of social entrepreneurship in entrepreneurship education courses and programs is considered in light of the increase in social entrepreneurial ventures worldwide as well as changing business school requirements. Using a grounded learning theory approach as a foundation, we consider factors unique to social entrepreneurship and present a live case social venture which provides hands-on experience to students. Student comments regarding their learning through this experience are also included. Future directions for social entrepreneurship education pedagogy and research are discussed.

Keywords: Social entrepreneurship education

Suggested Citation

Smith, Brett R. and Barr, Terri F. and Barbosa, Saulo D. and Kickul, Jill, Social Entrepreneurship: A Grounded Learning Approach to Social Value Creation (December 1, 2008). Journal of Enterprising Culture, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 339-362, 2008 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1499034

Brett R. Smith (Contact Author)

Miami University of Ohio - Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration ( email )

Oxford, OH 45056
United States

Terri F. Barr

Miami University of Ohio - Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration ( email )

Oxford, OH 45056
United States

Saulo D. Barbosa

EM Lyon ( email )

23 Ave Guy de Collongue
Ecully, 69134
France

CERAG - University of Grenoble II ( email )

150 rue de la Chimie, BP47
Grenoble
France

Jill Kickul

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business ( email )

701 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

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