APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
ELE 3702 Social Entrepreneurship|
Responsible for the course
Heidi Wiig Aslesen
Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The key issue in this course is social entrepreneurship as establishments of business with the core idea of solving a social or cultural problem through business means. The students will be exposed to dilemmas and ranges of options that distinguish social entrepreneurship from purely commercial entrepreneurship. The students will also learn about ways to identify spaces for social action, try out tools and methods for making change, and deliberate on how to balance economic and social ends. Cases and ethnographic material for discussion and comparison will be drawn from all over the world. The course is an option for students who contemplate the establishment of a social enterprise. It is also suitable for international students who want to develop their ability to work as social and cultural innovators in their home countries, as well as Norwegian students who consider careers in national companies other than purely commercial ones, or abroad.
The students shall acquire knowledge of:
After completed course students should have:
The student shall be able to demonstrate:
Bornstein, D. 2007. How to change the world. Social entrepreneurship and the power of new ideas.. Updated ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press. Kap. 1. Restless people. Kap. 2. From little acords do great trees grow. Kap. 3. The light in my head went on. pp. 1-40
Social Enterprise Alliance. 2010. Succeeding at social enterprise : hard-won lessons for non-profits and social entrepreneurs. Jossey-Bass. pp. 1-304
Collection of articles:
2010. Collection of articles - ELE 3702 Soscial Entrepreneurship. Handelshøyskolen BI
Barth, F. (ed.). 1972. The role of the entrepreneur in social change in Northern Norway. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. Introduction - pp. 5-18
Barth, F.. 1967. Economic spheres in Darfur. in Firth, R. (ed.). Themes in economic anthropology. A.S.A Monograph 6. Tavistock Publications. pp. 149-174
Light, Paul C. 2008. The search for social entrepreneurship. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press. Chapter 1. Declaring assumptions, pp. 1-29
Lindh de Montoya, M.. 2000. Entrepreneurship and culture. The case of Freddy the strawberry man. Swedberg, R. (ed.) Entrepreneurship. The social science view. Oxford University Press. pp. 332-355
Nicholls, A.. 2006. Social entrepreneurship. In Carter, S. and Jones-Evans, D.(eds.) Enterprise and small business. Principles, practice and policy.. Prentice Hall. pp 220-242
Spinosa, Charles, Fernando Flores, Hubert L. Dreyfus. 1997. Disclosing new worlds : entrepreneurship, democratic action, and the cultivation of solidarity. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press. Chapter 3. Entrepreneurship. The skill of cultural innovation. pp. 34-68
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Learning process and workload
There are three main means of learning in this course.
Recommended workload in hours
A three-hour individual written exam concludes the course.
ELE 37021 - written exam that accounts for 100% of the final grade in ELE 3702 Social Entrepreneurship - 7,5 ECTS credits.
Examination support materials
No support materials allowed.
A re-sit examination is offered the next time course is scheduled.
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