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Business Models in Social Entrepreneurship

  • Susan Müller
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Zusammenfassung

Learning goals

Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to accomplish the following:
  • Explain what a business model is.

  • Explain the differences between business models of commercial enterprises and business models of social enterprises.

  • Describe typical areas in which social entrepreneurs find and create opportunities.

  • Recognize opportunities of social enterprises.

  • Describe examples of business models which were successfully implemented by social entrepreneurs.

  • Explain the main characteristics of different scaling and replication strategies.

Keywords

Business Model Social Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneur Opportunity Recognition Social Business 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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    Dees, G.J., Anderson, B.B. and Wei-Skillern, J. (2004), “Scaling social impact—strategies for spreading social innovations“, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2004, pp. 24–32.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Müller
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  1. 1.Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and EntrepreneurshipUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenGermany

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