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Models of Social Entrepeneurship

Code 12312
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Economics
Entry requirements No requirements
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Non apllicable
Learning outcomes At the end of CU the student should be able to:
1. Analyze and critically discuss the main theories and concepts associated with Social Entrepreneurship;
2. Recognize specific paradigms added to the sub-areas of social entrepreneurship;
3. Demonstrate analytical and practical skills in the field of planning and intervention processes for projects in the area of social entrepreneurship;
4. Demonstrate competence in the application of theoretical knowledge and support to new problems and contexts;
5. Reveal proficiency in writing and oral presentation;
6. Demonstrate skills in the conception, organization and execution of theoretical and empirical work and autonomous learning management and development.
Syllabus 1. Emergence and development context of the concept of social entrepreneurship
2. Different theoretical perspectives and models of social entrepreneurship
3. Motivations and characteristics of social entrepreneurs
4. The modeling and social business plan
5. Communicate and fund the social entrepreneurship initiative
Main Bibliography 1-Principal
Bornstein, D. (2004): How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New ideas, Oxford University Press, EUA
Brinckerhoff, P. (2000): Social Entrepreneurship: The Art of Mission-Based venture Development, Wiley, EUA.
Mair, J., Robinson, J. e Hockerts, K. (Eds) (2006): Social Entrepreneurship, Palgrave, Chippenham e Eastbourne
2- Complementary
Allemand, S. e Seghers, V. (2007): L’Audace dês entrepreneurs sociaux, Editions Autrement,. Paris
Anheier, H. e Ben-Ner, A. (Eds) (2003): The Study of the Nonprofit Enterprie: Theories and Approaches, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.
Avise, (2005): Guide de l’entrepreneur social, Les guides de l’Avise. Paris
Dees, J G., Emerson, J. e Economy, P., (2002): Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs: Enhancing the Performance of your Enterprising Nonprofit, Wiley, EUA.
Paton, R. (2003): Managing and measuring Social Enterprises, Sage, London.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The theoretical section will be developed through the presentation and systematization of contents, debates and analysis of scientific texts and, possibly, through seminars with invited experts. The practical aspect will be the study and presentation of real cases by the students and, whenever possible, with study visits to organizations with initiatives in the field of social entrepreneurship.

Teaching-learning methods:
Presentation and systematization of contents
Study visits, seminars, discussion of texts and formulation of problems and solutions
Guidance tutorial and Self-oriented learning.

Presentation and systematization of contents and self-learning, will provide the basis for the accomplishment of the written test and analysis of scientific texts. Study visits, seminars, discussion of texts, formulation of problems / solutions reinforce the practical component of the UC translated in terms of evaluation in the participation and accomplishment of the practical work.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-18

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