Building a Successful Social Venture, 1st Edition

  • Eric Carlson
  • James Koch
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  • ISBN-10: 1523095962
  • ISBN-13: 9781523095964
  • DDC: 658.4
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Social ventures seek to bring the discipline and energy of private enterprise to the task of solving problems like poverty, lack of clean water, and poor environmental quality. Although several textbooks exist to introduce the concept to students--business schools and universities have scrambled to create social enterprise programs and classes to respond to student interest--most books are cursory and do not dig deeply into every step and process needed. Using famed case studies and examples from their own program at Santa Clara University, the authors provide a path for any social entrepreneur to build an idea, get funding, and get going.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Paul Locatelli, S. J..
1: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Theories of Social Progress.
2: The Market at the Base of the Pyramid.
3: Paradigms for Social Venture Business Plans.
Managing a Sustainable/ Scalable Social Business.
4: Mission, Opportunity, Strategies.
5: The External Environment.
6: The Target Market Statement.
7: Operations and Value Chain.
8: Organization and Human Resources.
9: Business Model.
10: Metrics and Accountability.
11: Operating Plan.
12: Financing.
13: The Path Forward.
About the Authors.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.