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Enterprise and Society, 2021/22, Semester 2
Diane Holt
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Reading List

Core Text

Alex Nicholls (Ed.) (2008) Social entrepreneurship : new models of sustainable social change. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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Entrepreneurship theory and practice.:  Special Issue on Social Entrepreneurship edited by Alex Nicholls. Vol 34 (4) July 2010

Enterprise and Regional Development; An International Journal, Special Issue on Innovation for Social Enterprise: Interdisciplinary and Cultural Perspectives edited by Elizabeth Chell; Katerina Nicolopoulou; Mine Karataş-Özka Vol 22 Issue 6 2010

Enterprise and Regional Development; An International Journal, Special issue on Challenges and Opportunities for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMEs) Arising from Ethnically, Racially and Religiously Diverse Populations edited by Adam Lindgreen; Martin K. Hingley Vol 22 Issue 1 2010

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Journal Articles

Certo, S.T. and Miller, T. (2008) Social entrepreneurship: Key issues and concepts Business horizons.  51, pp. 267-271

Datta, P.B. and Gailey, R. (2012) Empowering Women Through Social Entrepreneurship: Case Study of a Women’s Cooperative in India Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 36(3) 3

Haugh, H. (2007) Community-Led Social Venture Creation, Entrepreneurship theory and practice., 31(2), pp. 161–182.

Lettice. F. (2010) The Social Innovation Process: themes, challenges and implications for practice International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development 51(1), pp. 139 - 158

Peredo, A.M. and McLean, M. (2006) Social entrepreneurship: A critical review of the concept Journal of world business. 41, pp. 56 – 65

Tilley F., Hooper P., Walley L. (2003) Sustainability and Competitiveness: Are there Mutual Advantages for SMEs? In: Jones O., Tilley F. (eds), Competitive advantage in SMEs : organising for innovation and change:. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, pp. 71–84

Wang, (2012) HRD for Societal Development : What Can We Learn From Social Entrepreneurship in the Developing World? Advances in developing human resources 14: 305

Zahra, S.A.; Gedajlovic, G.; Neubaum, D.O.; and Shulman, J.M. (2009) A typology of social entrepreneurs: Motives, search processes and ethical challenges Journal of business venturing. 24(5) pp. 519–532

Zografos, C. (2007) Rurality discourses and the role of the social enterprise in regenerating rural Scotland, Journal of rural studies. 23(1), pp. 38-51

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(in alphabetical order not order of importance or relevance)

D. Bornstein (2006), How to change the world: social entrepreneurs and the power of new ideas  Oxford University Press [This book examines the process of social entrepreneurship and provides an insight into the motivations behind them]

C. Borzaga & J. Defourny (eds.) (2001), The emergence of social enterprise, Routledge, London, [This book examines the differences between social enterprise structures and outcomes across Europe. It is an outcome of the EMES project; a EU-wide research grouping that concentrates on Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISE).]

Simon Bridge, Brendan Murtagh and Ken O’Neill (2009) Understanding the social economy and the third sector. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

David Y Choi and Edmund R Gray (2011) Values-centered entrepreneurs and their companies. New York: Routledge.

Peter Kelly and Lyn Harrison (2009) Working in Jamie's kitchen : salvation, passion and young workers. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Harriet Lamb (2008) Fighting the banana wars and other Fairtrade battles : how we took on the corporate giants to change the world. London: Rider.

Manuel London and Richard G. Morfopoulos (2010) Social entrepreneurship : how to start successful corporate social responsibility and community-based initiatives for advocacy and change e. New York: Routledge.

Frank Martin and Marcus Thompson (2010) Social enterprise : developing sustainable businesses. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

John Pearce (2003 ) Social enterprise in anytown. London: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Francesco Perrini (editor) (2006) The new social entrepreneurship : what awaits social entrepreneurial ventures? Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

C. K. Prahalad (2010) The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid : eradicating poverty through profits. 5th anniversary edition. Wharton School Publishing. Pearson Education.

Anita Roddick (2000) Business as unusual  Harper Collins. Reprinted 205 Anita Roddick Books.  

Rory Ridley-Duff and Mike Bull (2016) Understanding social enterprise : theory & practice Second Edition London : Sage

Jane Wei-Skillern, James E Austin, Herman Leonard and Howard Stevenson (2007) Entrepreneurship in the social sector. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Patricia H. Werhane, Scott P Kelley, Laura P Hartman and Dennis J Moberg (2010) Alleviating poverty through profitable partnerships : globalization, markets and economic well-being. New York: Routledge.

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Additional resources

ASHOKA at [The Ashoka Foundation supports thousands of social entrepreneurs and social businesses worldwide]

Bishnu Pariyar and Anthony E. Ward University of York (2005) Social Entrepreneurship: Producing Yunus out of Branson and Teresa?

[This working paper provides a good overview of social entrepreneurship literature and definitions, as well as an interesting case study on a social enterprise venture in Nepal. Available at ]

J. Hailey (2006) The new leadership - developing the next generation of charity leaders at  [Hailey examines the different management strategies adopted by non-profit focused entrepreneurs in comparison with profit motivated entrepreneurs]


This list was last updated on 21/09/2018