Social Entrepreneurship And Social Entrepreneurship

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In this session HR will be discussed in relation to social entrepreneurship. Firstly, the concept of social entrepreneurship will be shortly introduced, then the 3 articles will be discussed, and afterwards these articles will be applied to a case study. Maybe additional literature will be used.
Definition of social entrepreneurship: ’’Social entrepreneurship is the attempt to draw upon business techniques to find solutions to social problems.’’(The New Heros, 2005)
London, M. (2008). Leadership and advocacy: Dual roles for corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. Organizational Dynamics, 37(4), 313-326.
Since advocacy has become more important, firms recognize increasing social obligations to stakeholders and local communities. Corporate advocacy addresses issues that affect employees and the organizations’ bottom line. In his article, London (2008) discusses the complementary roles of leaders and advocates; leaders need to understand and develop their role as advocates and vice versa.
Defining advocacy
London (2008) defines advocacy as ’’the act of supporting an idea, need, person, or group.’’ He argues that social advocates engage in action to help people in need who are unable to speak for themselves. There are several ways for leaders to advocate for social responsibility while also keeping other company goals in mind such as profits. Furthermore, CSR goes beyond demonstrating concern for different causes such as local communities or
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