Social entrepreneurship: A primer

Have you struggled to explain to your parents, friends, or former co-workers what you do as a social entrepreneur?

Do you get frequent emails/DMs asking you what social entrepreneurship is?

Are you exploring social entrepreneurship as a potential avenue for your passion? As a way to catalyse positive social change?

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This book chapter, which appear in the Entrepreneurship: A Contemporary & Global Approach textbook published by SAGE, offers an accessible explanation of what social entrepreneurship is, with its challenges, and provides numerous examples to visualise the phenomenon.

It can be used by those just starting their social entrepreneurship journey to understand the phenomenon better and prepare themselves for the journey.

It can be used by established social entrepreneurs to explain social entrepreneurship to students, employees in their first job in a social venture, or confused parents and friends.