The Young Social Entrepreneur’s Book of Guidelines and Checklists
History, Definition and Alternative Forms of Social Entrepreneurship
The Chapter provides a brief overview of the social economy and the social entrepreneurship including basic definitions and evolution of the concept. Main social challenges and issues around the world are reviewed as a rationale for the emergency and the development of the social entrepreneurship. Various legal forms of the social enterprises are listed and discussed.
Mission, Structure, Management and Planning in Social Entrepreneurial Organizations
The Chapter discussed social enterprises from the prospective of business organizations with social goal. Their mission, structure, and types of ownership are reviewed. Special focus is put on management and planning.
Governance and Human Resource Management in Social Entrepreneurial Organizations
The Chapter highlights the important role of human resources and their management for the SE. The advantages of the strategic planning, diversity and multiculturalism are explained. Some functions of the HR department such as - requirement, selection, organizing of work tasks, retention, motivation and staff evaluation are explained.
Financial Sustainability in Social Entrepreneurial Organizations
This Chapter tackles issues and challenges related to the financial sustainability and viability of the social enterprise. Sources of additional funding such as government, individual investors, CRS, grants, awards and crowdfunding are outlined. Possible business risks are also explained
Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship
The leader is a person with charisma who has the capacity to influence social strata and stir social changes. This Chapter discusses issues related to leadership in the SE organization. Various forms of leadership are defined. The leader’s characteristics, functions and roles are outlined and explained as well as his/her influence over the motivation and talent development of the employees and other stakeholders.