© 2017

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237

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

About the editors

Mary J. Cronin focuses her teaching and research on social impact, entrepreneurship and responsible enterprise. She has authored 10 earlier books on innovative technologies including business on the Internet, digital commerce, mobile applications, and smart products. Dr. Cronin received her doctorate at Brown University, where she currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Computing and Information Technology. She is a member of the editorial board of Electronic Markets and has more than 25 years experience in managing and advising technology-intensive organizations as a consultant and board member. 

Tiziana C. Dearing teaches in Social Innovation and Leadership, and co-chairs the Center for Social Innovation. She works in social justice and innovation, leadership, philanthropy and nonprofit organizations. Previously, Prof. Dearing was CEO of Boston Rising, a start-up antipoverty fund in Boston, served as the first female president of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, and served as executive director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. She began her career in Fortune 500 management consulting. She has her MPP from Harvard University, and provides commentary in regional and national media outlets. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Managing for Social Impact
  • Book Subtitle Innovations in Responsible Enterprise
  • Editors Mary J. Cronin
    Tiziana C. Dearing
  • Series Title Management for Professionals
  • Series Abbreviated Title Management for Professionals
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-46020-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83422-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-46021-5
  • Series ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-810X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 278
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Corporate Social Responsibility
    Sustainability Management
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