Managing for Social Impact

Innovations in Responsible Enterprise

  • Mary J. Cronin
  • Tiziana C. Dearing

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

  3. Social Justice and Sustainable Enterprise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Gregg Croteau, Ed Frechette, Dawn Grenier
      Pages 51-71
  4. Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility From the Outside In

  5. Public–Private Partnerships to Make Cities More Livable for All

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Ben Hecht
      Pages 157-174
    3. Talia Champlin, Amanda Lankerd
      Pages 193-202
  6. Investing for Scalable Social Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Michael Gilligan
      Pages 205-216
  7. Measuring and Reporting on Social Impact

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 273-278

About this book


This book presents innovative strategies for sustainable, socially responsible enterprise management from leading thinkers in the fields of corporate citizenship, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, community-based economic development and urban design. The book’s integration of research and practitioner perspectives with focused best practice examples offers an in-depth, balanced analysis, providing new insights into the social issues that are most relevant to organizational stakeholders. This integrated focus on sustainable social innovation differentiates the book from academic research monographs on stakeholder theory and practitioner guides to managing traditional Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs.

Managing for Social Impact features 15 contributed chapters written by thought leaders, industry analysts, and managers of global and local organizations who are engaged with innovative models of sustainable social impact. The editors also provide a substantive introductory chapter describing a new strategic framework for enhancing the Return on Social Innovation (ROSI) through four pillars of social change: Open Circles, Focused Purpose Sharing, Mutuality of Success, and a Persistent Change Perspective.


Social Impact Social Responsibility Enterprise Management Corporate Citizenship Sustainability Stakeholder Impact

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary J. Cronin
    • 1
  • Tiziana C. Dearing
    • 2
  1. 1.Carroll School of ManagementBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  2. 2.School of Social WorkBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

Bibliographic information

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