Social Entrepreneurship: Femininity in Transformational Change

Fournier, Lisa (2015) Social Entrepreneurship: Femininity in Transformational Change. Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education (1-2). pp. 3-14. ISSN 1821-1283

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Social entrepreneurs are transformational change agents. Using learning-bydoing as a tool, these entrepreneurs look to solve social challenges that provide long-term benefit for the environment and people. This can include helping to eradicate homelessness, poverty, human trafficking, bad water sources, pollution, and other issues that plague communities around the world. In order to solve these types of social challenges, a cooperative and caring environment focused on people needs to be instilled to shift societal norms. However, not all entrepreneurs choose to solve these types of problems, and, instead, look to shift industries through consumer-oriented products. This article purports that social entrepreneurs embrace certain femininity attributes, such as cooperation and caring, in order to instill the necessary learning that creates transformational change in people and raises resiliency levels in their communities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=215907596
Uncontrolled Keywords: social entrepreneurship, change agent, learning, innovation,community, resilience, transformation, femininity
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Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 13:01
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 13:01

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