March 2005

Social entrepreneurship

Volume 10 , Number 1

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Social entrepreneurship

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Editorial

Focusing on social entrepreneurs

In looking at the future of social entrepreneurship, one challenge has been to focus on the needs of social entrepreneurs specifically rather than the social sector more generally. Is this even realistic? If social entrepreneurs are a particular kind of individual, it seems likely we are looking at a continuum. Out of the huge pool of organizations working in the social sector worldwide, both non-profit and for-profit, some will be led by people who are undoubtedly social entrepreneurs – those meeting the criteria pioneered by Ashoka – and some will be run in a fairly entrepreneurial way (ie in a …