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Social entrepreneurship and experiential learning

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Karen Le RossignolKaren Le Rossignol
Social entrepreneurship is a growing, but currently ill-defined area of innovation and business development. It is about accountability not just to commercial imperatives but to the wide range of stakeholders in a social enterprise, potentially an area of great tension. Social responsibility is about a commitment to society, entrepreneurship is usually understood to provide a business outlook on the enterprise – it needs to be sustainable commercially.

To educate the modern or millennial learner (born after about 1980 and grappling with burgeoning youth needs for creative employment development) into developing a small to medium enterprise with a social responsibility, modern postgraduate coursework programs have looked closely at experiential learning. This provides a performative learning through transforming theory into applied situations. The workplace based projects used for the postgraduate programs are effective immersive learning. This paper will include a case study of two postgraduate coursework units New Ventures in Creative Enterprise, and Building Creative Teams, part of a Masters in Communication/Creative Enterprise. These provide experiential learning about strategic planning for startup creative businesses, and work-based projects which build on interpersonal skills for ongoing success.

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Event

Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Potential of Women Conference (2009 : Manipal, India)

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Manipal Institute of Management

Location

Manipal, India

Place of publication

Manipal, India

Start date

2009-01-22

End date

2009-01-24

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eng

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Organized by Manipal Institute of Management jointly with ASCENT

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L1.1 Full written paper - refereed (minor conferences)

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2009, Manipal Institute of Management

Title of proceedings

EnPower 2009 : an International Conference on Harnessing the entrepreneurial potential of women for economic growth

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