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Social Entrepreneurship

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In development circles, there is now widespread consensus that social entrepreneurs represent a far better mechanism to respond to needs than we have ever had before–a decentralized and emergent force that remains our best hope for solutions that can keep pace with our problems and create a more peaceful world.

David Bornstein’s previous book on social entrepreneurship, How to Change the World, was hailed by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times as “a bible in the field” and published in more than twenty countries. Now, Bornstein shifts the focus from the profiles of successful social innovators in that book–and teams with Susan Davis, a founding board member of the Grameen Foundation–to offer the first general overview of social entrepreneurship. In a Q & A format allowing readers to go directly to the information they need, the authors map out social entrepreneurship in its broadest terms as well as in its particulars.

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Series: What Everyone Needs To Know
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0195396332
ISBN-13: 978-0195396331
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 5.5 inches

Author

David Bornstein specializes in writing about social innovation. He is the author of The Price of a Dream and How to Change the World, which has been published in 20 languages. His articles have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and many other publications globally. He co-wrote the PBS documentary “To Our Credit.” He is the founder of Dowser.org, a Web site devoted to uncovering stories of change. He lives in New York City.

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