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10: Social Entrepreneurship

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The pursuit of social change and social impact through innovative and entrepreneurial practices has received increasing attention and gained significant momentum: the Nobel Peace Prize has repeatedly been awarded to social entrepreneurs, governments around the world are endorsing and fostering the practice of social innovations, and even the annual World Economic Forum gives significant focus to „entrepreneurs working for the public interest“.

The persistence and severity of global poverty indicates a number of economic and social hurdles to achieving a global form of sustainable development. Progress requires innovation in technologies, products and services but mostly also in the process of how to engage the poor and how to build business models able to satisfy the needs of the poor while being financially sustainable. Creating these solutions involves recognizing opportunities, combining and mobilizing resources, triggering positive change in various domains.

The seminar will explore the concept, idea and phenomenon of social entrepreneurship with particular focus on its form and relevance in the Central European context and gain insights into the personal lifecycle and development path of social entrepreneurs. The seminar will conclude on a personal level with space for own ideas of social initiatives.

The main topics of the seminar are:

1. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship: The what, why, who and how of social entrepreneurship
2. Institutional Context of Social Entrepreneurship: Forms and relevance of social entrepreneurship in (Central) Europe, the welfare state and in capitalistic systems.
3. Social Entrepreneurs as Competitors or Partners: Intersections with the nonprofit and corporate sector
4. Lifecycles of Social Entrepreneurs: The personal journey, development and challenges of social entrepreneurs
5. Eco-System of Social Entrepreneurship: Support needs and offers of social entrepreneurs
6. Getting Started as Social Entrepreneur: capturing and structuring the opportunities ahead

Vortragende

Editor, Author and Columnist; Founding Editor, Fast Company Magazine, New York
Professor of Management, Organization and Leadership, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Academic Editor Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanfort Universtiy, Stanfort Chair
Head, Institute for Nonprofit-Management, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Chair

Alan M. WEBBER

Editor, Author and Columnist; Founding Editor, Fast Company Magazine, New York

 Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author, and columnist. In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, a fresh, dynamic entry in the business magazine category. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the magazine became the fastest growing, most successful business magazine in history. Fast Company won 2 national magazine awards - one for general excellence, one for design - and Webber was named Adweek s Editor of the Year in 1999, along with co-founding editor William Taylor.
 In 2000 Fast Company magazine was sold to Gruner + Jahr for the second largest amount of any magazine in U.S. history. Last year Webber stepped down from his full-time editorial responsibilities, but has retained his title and contributing role as founding editor.
 Prior to founding Fast Company, Webber was for 5 years the managing editor and editorial director of the Harvard Business Review. During his tenure, HBR was twice a finalist for National Magazine awards; he oversaw the journal s visual redesign and created the architecture for the journal s editorial performance that continues to this day. Earlier in his career Webber was also active in the world of alternative newspapers: He worked as an editor at Willamette Week newspaper in Portland, Oregon, overseeing that paper s commentary, editorial, and op-ed section, and helped to found The Oregon Times, a political paper headed by a protégé of I.F. Stone. Webber is the co-author of two business-related books, Changing Alliances, a Harvard Business School study of the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry, and Going Global, a look at the techniques and tactics needed to succeed in the global economy. His articles and columns have appeared in The New York Times Sunday magazine, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Tiimes, among other publications.
 He has also been active at local, state, and national political levels, serving as policy advisor for the mayor of Portland, Oregon, writing speeches for several governors, and working as special assistant to the United States Secretary of Transportation.

Ph.D. Johanna MAIR

Professor of Management, Organization and Leadership, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Academic Editor Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanfort Universtiy, Stanfort

1991 Bachelor, Social and Economic Sciences, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1993 Post-Graduate Diploma, International Relations, The Johns Hopkins University - The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna
1998 Master of Science, Management, INSEAD, Fontainebleau
2001 Ph.D., Management (Strategy), INSEAD, Fontainebleau
2001-2011 Associate Professor, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona
2001-2006 Assistant Professor, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona
2006 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Summer Institute on "Economy and Society: Trajectories of Capitalism", Stanford
2008 SCANOR Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, Stanford
2009 Visiting Scholar (sabbatical), Stanford University, Stanford
2010 Visiting Scholar (sabbatical), Harvard Business School, Boston
since 2010 Visiting Scholar and Academic Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University, Stanford
2012-2013 Visiting Professor, Social Entrepreneurship, INSEAD, Fontainebleau and Singapore
since 2012 Professor, Management, Organization and Leadership, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Mag. Dr. Michael MEYER

Head, Institute for Nonprofit-Management, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

1989-1992 Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Marketing, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1992-1994 Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Cultural Management, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1994-1997 Research Assistant, Project "Language of Diplomacy", funded by Austrian Science Funds, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna; Institute of Sociology, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1997-1998 Research Assistant, Project "Managers between Private and Work-Life", funded by Austrian Science Funds, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Institute for Organisational Behaviour, Vienna University of Business and Economics
2002-2005 Associate Professor, Institute for Organisational Behaviour, Vienna University of Business and Economics

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