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Asia's social entrepreneurs, do well, do good... do sustainably, edited by Howard Thomas and Havovi Joshi

"Social enterprises of all forms drive inclusive growth by creating social and economic networks, and a stable ecosystem, that enable societies to grow and prosper. This book presents a collection of ten case studies that demonstrate the important role played by social enterprises in driving inclusive growth in Asia's economies. Unlike the traditional models, such as NGOs and charities that are donor-dependent for funding, a social enterprise is a hybrid business model that includes both social mission and revenue generation goals to ensure sustainability and self-reliance. The ten case studies in the book provide a ring-side view of how social enterprises operate and evolve to create, sustain and scale up their social impact. The readers will gain a practical understanding of how social entrepreneurs struggle to maintain a balance between their two seemingly contradictory goals of creating social value and generating economic returns. The book carries the readers on the journey of each of these ten social enterprises, offering unique and valuable insights into the motivations, tribulations, successes, and even failures of these organisations-critical for continued learning, contribution and innovation in the domain. The book is appropriate for all readers interested in the role social entrepreneurship plays in stimulating economic growth in Asia, including organisations, government and universities, as well as individuals"--, Provided by publisher
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (161 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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