Tag Archives: social sector

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise

By Matthew T.A. Nash Few concepts in the social sector have caught on as quickly and have captured the imagination of so many, or have been the subject of such intense debate, as has social entrepreneurship. We need to create …

The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship

By J. Gregory Dees Social entrepreneurship describes a set of behaviors that are exceptional. These behaviors should be encouraged and rewarded in those who have the capabilities and temperaments for this kind of work. We could use many more of …

The Challenges of Combining Social and Commercial Enterprise

By Gregory J Dees and Jaan Elias A comparison of nonprofit and for-profit business organizations at a time when business is considered the model of efficiency and innovation provides significant insights into the norms that characterize these institutions, their functions …

Social Enterprise: An Alternative Career Choice for MBAs

By Gregory J Dees For new MBAs interested in pursuing nontraditional business careers, the social sector provides a promising and challenging alternative. For the majority of MBAs, it is more likely that they will serve the social sector on a …

The Social Enterprise Spectrum

By Gregory J Dees With the boundaries between philanthropy and commerce blurring, this note briefly gives nonprofit managers and social entrepreneurs a framework (the Social Enterprise Spectrum) for thinking creatively about structural options in the social sector. Harvard Business Review, …