Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance

Jonathan H. Westover (ed.)

Published by On the Organization, a book series by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Electronic $US10.00
Book: Print $US30.00

In short, social entrepreneurship is an approach to recognizing a social problem and using entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to achieve social change. Furthermore, microfinance is an approach of providing banking and other financial resources to low-income clients who otherwise would not have access to such financial resources. While social entrepreneurship and microfinance are not a new phenomenon, this approach to utilizing entrepreneurial and business principles to achieve social change has increased in popularity and usage across the world in recent years. As we live in an increasingly hyper-competitive and interconnected globalized world, social entrepreneurship and microfinance practices are increasingly being taught in top universities and being utilized more and more to drive social change and to give a hand up to those in need around the globe.

Keywords: Social entrepreneurship, Microfinance

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 6.950MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by On the Organization, a book series by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover

Assistant Professor of Management, Utah Valley University, Lehi, Utah, USA

Jonathan H. Westover, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management at Utah Valley University, specializing in international human resource management and organizational behavior. He was recently a Fulbright Scholar in the MBA program at Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus) and is a visiting faculty member in MBA programs at universities in Paris, France and Hefei, China. He received a Master's of Public Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. As a sociology doctoral student at the University of Utah, his research interests combined comparative international sociology and the sociology of work and organizations. His ongoing research examines issues of globalization, social entrepreneurship, microfinance, labor transformation, work-quality characteristics, and the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally.

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