Social Business

Theory, Practice, and Critical Perspectives

  • Andrea Grove
  • Gary A. Berg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Background and Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea Grove, Gary A. Berg
      Pages 3-22
  3. Case Studies

  4. Practice: Lessons Learned About Designing Social Businesses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Maria Ballesteros-Sola
      Pages 157-176
    3. Zarjina T. Khalil, Mehdi Hussain
      Pages 177-198
  5. Critical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Karin Kreutzer, Stefanie Mauksch
      Pages 225-237
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Andrea Grove
      Pages 241-246
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-249

About this book


Conceptualized and put into practice by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. Muhammad Yunus, social businesses work to address social ills such as poverty, lack of health care, gaps in education, and environmental challenges. This book explores the ideation, practice and evaluation of the concept of social business. Not just theoretical foundations, but several case studies of social businesses around the world, and state-of-the-art assessment of the issues that arise in the planning, marketing, and evaluation of social businesses, are featured in this book.

This cutting-edge collection of articles, presented by the California Institute for Social Business (CISB) in collaboration with Professor Yunus, is one of the first comprehensive collections of theory and research on the emerging field of social business. The diverse group of authors come from around the world and from various disciplinary backgrounds, representing the leading academic experts on social business phenomena.


Economic development Microfinance Social business Social enterprise Social entrepreneurship Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Grove
    • 1
  • Gary A. Berg
    • 2
  1. 1.California Institute For Social BusinessCalifornia State University Channel IslandsCamarilloUSA
  2. 2.California Institute For Social BusinessCalifornia State University Channel IslandsCamarilloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45274-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45275-8
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