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Social Entrepreneurship: Learning Through Community Service

Richard Morfopoulos and Catherine Tyrie

in The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390483
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195390483.013.0126

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Social Entrepreneurship: Learning Through Community Service

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This chapter examines social entrepreneurship as a lifelong learning opportunity. It considers how people engage in, and learn from, social entrepreneurship as children, college students, mature adults, and seniors. Social entrepreneurship can start as early as childhood. The chapter examines how the field of social entrepreneurship developed and it’s link to corporate social responsibility. Social entrepreneurship is described as a learning process. Programs and methods for learning and supporting social entrepreneurship are described for people at different life stages. The chapter demonstrates that engagement in social entrepreneurship activities in one’s community or with one’s corporate colleagues can be a key to lifelong satisfaction and learning while repairing the world, locally or globally.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; corporate social responsibility; civic engagement; social advocacy

Article.  8516 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Educational Psychology

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