21 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2010 Last revised: 2 Nov 2013
Date Written: January 11, 2010
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).
Keywords: Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship, Shared-Value Creation, Shareholder Value maximization, Appreciative Inquiry
JEL Classification: A00, B00, H00, I00, M00, M10, M13, L3, N3
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Pirson, Michael, Social Entrepreneurship - A Model for Sustainable Value Creation (January 11, 2010). Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2010-011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1535146 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1535146