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Sabrin Rahman - The Era of Social Entrepreneurship

Sabrin Rahman - The Era of Social Entrepreneurship

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Social entrepreneurship is a relatively new term encompassing business principles with social justice. The nature of social entrepreneurial operation, reasons for operation and the implications they bring to the modern economy are as yet not completely understood. This research will dissect the definition of a ‘social entrepreneur’ drawing on Grameen Bank and Ashoka case studies. This work will also look at what market conditions have induced in the creation of social entrepreneurs, the opportunities created for developing countries and how social entrepreneurship embodies the creation of peace with justice in societies where structural violence exists. This research also explores how social entrepreneurs can empower societies through sustainable systems based on ethics and equality, while still satisfying the financial bottom line.
Social entrepreneurship is a relatively new term encompassing business principles with social justice. The nature of social entrepreneurial operation, reasons for operation and the implications they bring to the modern economy are as yet not completely understood. This research will dissect the definition of a ‘social entrepreneur’ drawing on Grameen Bank and Ashoka case studies. This work will also look at what market conditions have induced in the creation of social entrepreneurs, the opportunities created for developing countries and how social entrepreneurship embodies the creation of peace with justice in societies where structural violence exists. This research also explores how social entrepreneurs can empower societies through sustainable systems based on ethics and equality, while still satisfying the financial bottom line.

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THE ERA
 of 
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
HOW SOCIETY, ECONOMY
 and 
PEACE STUDIESCAN BE PARTNERS
in
FIGHTING INEQUALITYSABRIN RAHMAN
MASTERS OF PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES (MPACS)
CENTRE FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIESTHE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEYDATE SUBMITTED: 13
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NOVEMBER 2007
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This whole journey has been the result of the support and love of my family and mythree best friends. Their unwavering encouragement at times of frustration andlaughter at times of despair, gave me the courage to take each step with determinationand hope. I’d also like to thank my supervisor; Dr Blanchard has brought wisdom andlaughter into an otherwise never-ending process. None of this would have beenpossible without the values instilled in me by my grandfather, who taught me thateducation is a gift, one that must be used not only to further ourselves but also thosearound us. To him, I dedicate this work.I
 
TABLE OF CONTENTSPageAcknowledgements ITable of Contents IIList of Abbreviations IVList of Tables and Figures VAbstract VIChapter 1 Introduction
1.1
 
Central Idea…………………………………………………… 11.2
 
Motivation and Interdisciplinary Theoretical Approaches …….. 11.3
 
Locating these Ideas…………………………………………….. 31.4
 
Methodology……………………………………………………. 41.5
 
Thesis Journey…………………………………………………… 51.6
 
Central Argument ……………………………………………….. 6
Chapter 2 The Emergence of Social Entrepreneurship
2.1 Ethics in Business……………………………………………….. 72.2 Commercialisation of the Social Sector………………………….. 92.2.1 What is the Social Entrepreneur? .............................................. 102.2.2 The Interlocking Nature of the Market, State and Communityand Arguments against Social Entrepreneurship……………….112.3
 
Factors Conducive to Market Failure…………………………….. 132.4 Tools to Foster Social Entrepreneurship: Free Trade, FairTrade and Developmental Financial Institutions ………. .….…….. 14
Chapter 3
3.1 The Ashoka Experience ………………………………………….. 173.2 The Growth of Ashoka; Recruiting the Changemakers……...…… 183.2.1 The Selection Process for Ashoka Fellows and Groundsfor Rejection ……………. …………………………………… 203.3 Ashoka’s Involvement in Setting up a Social Venture……………. 223.4 The Citizen Sector…………………………………………………. 23II

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