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Money and Mission
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurs are often regarded as the most innovative in our societies. Social entrepreneurs are the ones that are coming up with new innovative ways of confronting societal issues. The government and business sectors are not always capable or even willing to fix societal ills. Therefore social entrepreneurs identify what the issues are, and attempt to solve them through innovative means rather than depend on other sectors to come up with solutions. Their goals are often for the greater good of society. This is accomplished through the social enterprises that they operate. These social enterprises operate within the boundaries of the private and non-profit sectors. The for-profit and nonprofit models are combined, thus the goal is a social mission and a service (product) is offered to generate profits to fund the social mission. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, GodEl, nonprofit, for-profit, legitimacy
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256332OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256332DiVA: diva2:825027
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Business and Management
Available from: 2015-06-23 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved

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