This course provides theories and research frameworks in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Through the case studies, discussions, and group works, students can aquire the abilities that contribute to make a bridge between the theory and practice.
· Understand the background and characteristics of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
· Aquire the abliliy to discover social issues and to present and implement the solutions in a sustainable manner.
Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Firstly, students learnUnderstand the characteristics of social entrepreneurship.
Secondly, students discuss based on case studies.
Thirdly, students develop social entrepreneurship business model.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Explain the definition and examples of Social Entrepreneurship.|
|Class 2||Revenue model for sustainability||Explain some features of sustainable business models|
|Class 3||Case Study1||Analyse some cases.|
|Class 4||Case study 2||Analyse some cases.|
|Class 5||Lecture by guest speekers||Listen to the social entrepreneurs talk about his/ her experience, and understand the reality of social entrepreneurship.|
|Class 6||Lecture by guest speekers||Listen to the social entrepreneurs talk about his/ her experience, and understand the reality of social entrepreneurship.|
|Class 7||Lecture by guest speekers||Listen to the social entrepreneurs talk about his/ her experience, and understand the reality of social entrepreneurship.|
|Class 8||Problem finding||Define key issues and challenges that the community is facing.|
|Class 9||Solution and its social value||Explain how to create and implement solutions.|
|Class 10||Sustainable business model||Develop a social business model for the solution.|
|Class 11||Interim presentation and discussion||Share the business models and revise them.|
|Class 12||Hypothesis and test||Identify hypothesises that support the business models, and develop verification plans.|
|Class 13||Modification of model based on verification results||Modify the models reflecting the verification results.|
|Class 14||Group presentations||Make group presentation with peer review.|
|Class 15||Final proposal||Develop final proposals reflecting the comments from reviewers.|
Handouts will be provided in class.
Marc J. Epstein & Kristi Yuthas (2014) Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors, 256 pages, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Reports two times: 40% (20% each)
Results / Contribution of group work: 40%
Participation in the class · Contribution · Reaction paper: 20%
This is interactive and participatory classes. Active discussions and participation are requested.