The Distinctive Challenge of Educating Social Entrepreneurs: A Post-Script and Rejoinder to the Special Issue on Entrepreneurship Education

Posted: 21 Apr 2006

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Paul Tracey

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School

Nelson Phillips

Imperial College Business School

Date Written: October 2005

Abstract

In September 2004, Academy of Management Learning and Education published a special issue on the role of management education in the training and development of entrepreneurs. Despite making a significant contribution to current thinking about entrepreneurship education, we consider that the special issue contains an important omission - there is no discussion of social entrepreneurs, individuals who develop economically sustainable solutions to social problems. In this essay we seek to address this omission, and to outline the distinctive challenges and issues involved in teaching and developing entrepreneurs that combine social and commercial objectives.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, management education

Suggested Citation

Tracey, Paul and Phillips, Nelson, The Distinctive Challenge of Educating Social Entrepreneurs: A Post-Script and Rejoinder to the Special Issue on Entrepreneurship Education (October 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=896833

Paul Tracey (Contact Author)

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School ( email )

Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Nelson Phillips

Imperial College Business School ( email )

South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London SW7 2AZ, SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

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