International Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship: A Focus on Brazil

In P. Miesing & M. Aggestam (Eds.), Educating Social Entrepreneurs: From Business Plan Formulation to Implementation, Vol. II. New York, NY: Business Expert Press, 63-76.; ISBN: 9781631578984

Pace University Management Research Paper No. 2017/06

11 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2017

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Claudia G. Green

Pace University

Casey Frid

University of St. Thomas - Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

Imran Chowdhury

Wheaton College (MA)

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

The purpose of this activity is to teach students about social entrepreneurship through hands on experience. This activity can begin before the course starts so that students will have an understanding of social entrepreneurship and discussions can begin during the first class meeting. On the other hand, this activity could be a project carried out for the duration of a semester course.

Students will research selected social entrepreneurs and have the opportunity to interview them. Using their research and interview data, they will write a case study of the social entrepreneur. Through this process will learn about the motivation, vision, expectations, and goals of entrepreneurs who focus on contributing to the greater good of society. They will also identify some of the challenges faced by these entrepreneurs and propose possible solutions.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship, experiential education, international management, Brazil

Suggested Citation

Green, Claudia G. and Frid, Casey and Chowdhury, Imran, International Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship: A Focus on Brazil (2017). In P. Miesing & M. Aggestam (Eds.), Educating Social Entrepreneurs: From Business Plan Formulation to Implementation, Vol. II. New York, NY: Business Expert Press, 63-76.; ISBN: 9781631578984, Pace University Management Research Paper No. 2017/06, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3086061

Claudia G. Green (Contact Author)

Pace University ( email )

One Pace Plaza
White Plains, NY New York 10603
United States

Casey Frid

University of St. Thomas - Schulze School of Entrepreneurship ( email )

Schulze Hall 200
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States

Imran Chowdhury

Wheaton College (MA) ( email )

26 E Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
United States

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