Social Enterprise in the Higher Education Sector
Social enterprise is becoming an increasingly crucial feature within the higher education sector. Traditionally, it sits within business and economic subject areas, but has close ties with the community sector, where the concept is seen as a linchpin connecting the public, private and voluntary sectors together. The connection that social enterprise offers is seen by many governments around the world to have the potential to galvanize economic growth after the global financial crisis of 2008. Social enterprise is becoming an ever-more important aspect of research, teaching and learning, especially in the higher education sector. Universities across the world perceive it to be an advantage to students trying to obtain a job after completing their studies. Further to this, the study of social enterprise also provides opportunities for students to set up their own organizations in profit or non-profit settings. This edited volume provides a joined-up thinking approach to social enterprise within the social sciences. The contributions here examine theoretical approaches to social enterprise, addressing its influence on wider society and its fundamental importance within the higher education sector. Merging these ideas, the book offers a number of best practice examples of social enterprise within teaching and learning in the social sciences.
Jamie P. Halsall is a Reader in Social Sciences in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, UK. His research interests include communities, globalization, higher education, and public and social policy.
Roopinder Oberoi is Senior Faculty in the Department of Political Science at the University of Delhi, India, having received her MA, MPhil and PhD from the same institution. She specializes in the areas of political science, public administration, public policy, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable development.
Michael Snowden is a Senior Lecturer in Mentoring Studies in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, UK. His research interests lie in the field of pedagogy, mentorship, social enterprise, curriculum enhancement, and learning.
“Social Enterprise in the Higher Education Sector has the potential to fill gaps in social entrepreneurship education, especially in higher education institutes. It not only provides wide coverage on the relevant concepts with reference to India, the United Kingdom and Europe, but also presents the roles and activities those institutes should take up. I am confident the book will be of immense value to every reader.”
Professor, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
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