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Title The business of social and environmental innovation : new frontiers in Africa / edited by Verena Bitzer, Ralph Hamann, Martin Hall, Eliada Wosu Griffin-EL
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015
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Descript 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note PART I: Introduction -- 1. The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation: Introduction -- PART II: Entrepreneurs -- 2. Innovations in Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Biofuel Production: The Case of Tanzanian Outgrowers Cultivating Jatropha for the Global Biofuel Chain -- 3. Social Innovation Through Development Franchising: Compensating for a Lack of Entrepreneurial Expertise and Connecting to Formal Supply Chains -- 4. Social and Environmental Enterprises in Africa: Context, Convergence and Characteristics -- PART III: Corporations -- 5. The Evolution of a Sustainability Leader: The Development of Strategic and Boundary Spanning Organizational Innovation Capabilities in Woolworths -- 6. Obstacles To Firms’ Adoption of Socially Embedded Approaches To Bop Markets -- 7. An Integrated Approach To Poverty Alleviation: Roles of the Private Sector, Government and Civil Society -- Part IV: Partnerships -- 8. Practitioner Case Study: Key Factors for The Successful Implementation of Stakeholder Partnerships: The Case of the African Cashew Initiative -- 9. From Concord To Conflict: A Conceptual Analysis of a Partnership for Social Innovation -- 10. Fostering Innovation for Sustainable Food Security: The Southern Africa Food Lab -- PART V: Teaching -- 11. Against Inequality: Towards a Curriculum for Social and Environmental Innovation -- 12. The Social Innovation Lab: An Experiment in the Pedagogy of Institutional Work -- Index
In the face of limited progress toward addressing poverty and resource degradation, increasing attention has been paid to harnessing the entrepreneurial, innovative, managerial and financial capacities of business for improved social and environmental outcomes. A more proactive role for business in sustainable development is especially pertinent in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been plagued by conflict and poverty but shows signs of a brighter future as the world’s second-fastest-growing region. This book contributes to the growing body of scholarly work on social and environmental innovation with the two-fold aim of studying the role of business in creating such innovation and focusing the analysis to the African context. To cover the various terrains of social and environmental innovation, this book contains novel empirical cases looking at social or environmental enterprises, social intrapreneurship and innovation in incumbent businesses, and social innovation through cross-sector collaboration. The final part of the book focuses on the implications for academics, exploring the role of universities and business schools in social innovation
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Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Sustainable development -- Africa
Environmental economics -- Africa
Social responsibility of business -- Africa
Economics/Management Science
Innovation/Technology Management
Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology
Entrepreneurship
Sustainable Development
Education (general)
Alt Author Bitzer, Verena, editor
Hamann, Ralph, editor
Hall, Martin, editor
Griffin-EL, Eliada Wosu, editor
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