Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Models - The Case of India
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Addressing the need for further theorisation and operationalisation of social entrepreneurship in India, this edited collection provides a critical and deeper understanding of the social entrepreneurial ecosystem. Covering topics such as entrepreneurial intentions, empathy, impact investment and standardised social measures, the contributors explore the potential of social entrepreneurship and sustainable business models in an Indian context. Offering empirical cases and presenting a realistic perspective of the social entrepreneurship landscape in India, this collection will undoubtedly be of value to those interested in creating a social and sustainable impact in business and society.
“This edited volume is one of its kind. By unravelling the meaning of social entrepreneurship, impact measurement, impact investing and sustainable incubators, it promotes scholarship on social entrepreneurship in India, by drawing on a context-sensitive, indigenous perspective.” (Prof. Jacques Defourny, Directeur, Centre d'Economie Sociale Director, Centre for Social Economy HEC Liège Management School - Liège Université Sart Tilman, Belgium)
Presents the important questions and ideas related to social entrepreneurship in India in order to develop this field of inquiry
Provides the theoretical underpinnings as a concept and practice
Explores the risks and opportunities of micro-entrepreneurship in India
Anirudh Agrawal is a PhD fellow at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and a Visiting Assisting Professor at Bennett University, India. He was previously a full Assistant Professor at Jindal Global University in India. His areas of interest include social entrepreneurship, impact investing and entrepreneurial ecosystems and he has published and presented articles in a number of international journals and conferences.
Payal Kumar is a Professor at BML Munjal University, India, and has rich experience in both the higher education and corporate sectors. As well as being the series editor of the five-volume Palgrave Studies in Leadership and Followership, Payal is also on the editorial board of many international journals.