Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Fundamentals, Concepts, and Tools

  • LuisĀ Portales

About this book


Social entrepreneurship and social innovation both seek to improve the world through social change. Whereas social entrepreneurship revolves around the business side of change, social innovation focuses on the processes through which that change is generated. This textbook provides a comprehensive analysis of both topics, covering all the characteristics and elements of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, from a conceptual and practical perspective.

The book has four sections: 1) Basics and concepts of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship; 2) Business models and generation of value in social enterprises; 3) Social innovation within traditional companies, and 4) Definition and alignment of the impact of social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students and any practitioners that want to know about social innovation or social entrepreneurship will be exposed to contemporary topics in the field as well as a variety of cases and tools for its development. With its learning objectives, reflective questions, the definition of key concepts, and exercises, this book is the definitive text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in social innovation and social entrepreneurship.


social innovation social entrepreneurship social impact social business social intrapreneur social entrepreneur corporate social responsibility CSR Sustainable Development Goals SDGs

Authors and affiliations

  • LuisĀ Portales
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MonterreyMonterreyMexico

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