Social Entrepreneurship in Russia and in the World: Practice and Research
Social entrepreneurship is a new phenomenon in the Russian practice. This is the first Russian publication that represents the practice of social entrepreneurship in Russia and in the world considering of its diversity and research potential. The book summarizes the information related to the development of social entrepreneurship in different countries, as well as advanced research in this new field, and describes in detail the activities of eleven foreign and four Russian companies which represent different practical aspects of social entrepreneurship. The annex contains a brief description of the data acquired by the pilot research project on social entrepreneurship, which completed in 2009 with in partnership with the Russian Microfinance Center with support from Oxfam (UK). Identifying and studying the Russian practice of social entrepreneurship was made possible by cooperation of the authors with the Foundation of regional social programs “Our Future” (Russia). Information on the international case study is based on the data from scholarship of Ashoka foundation, a global organization supporting social entrepreneurs.
This book can be useful for researchers, teachers and students specializing in management,
sociology, institutional economics, and the theory of entrepreneurship, as well as business practitioners.