Mission, Structure, and Management of Social Entrepreneurial organizations

Carey, Charlotte and Hill, Inge (2017). Mission, Structure, and Management of Social Entrepreneurial organizations. In: Centre for Social Innovation ed. Part II: The practice and Business Model of Social Enterprises. Sofia, Bulgaria: Centre for Social Innovation, Sofia University.


Key learning points from the chapter:

Class 1: Managing Social Entrepreneurial Organizations.
This section will provide you with insight to some of the ways in which social enterprises are seen through the lens of existing management theories. In addition we discuss theories related to democratic management styles.
Class 2: Strategic Management and Planning in Social Enterprises.
Within this class we consider some of the strategies and methods social enterprises can use to plan including application of existing management and planning tool.
Class 3: Scaling a Social Entrepreneurial Organization.
Within this class we consider a range of aspects and considerations for scaling and growing social enterprises. From scaling social impact through to social franchising. Along with highlighting aspects that are enhancing or impacting scalability.
Class 4: Governance and Human Resource Management in Social Entrepreneurial Organizations.
Within this class we discuss some of the unique features and characteristics of human resources and governance within the social enterprise context. This includes working with and recruiting volunteers to the make-up of the organisations boards and inclusion of key stakeholders.
Class 5: Financial Sustainability for Social Entrepreneurial Organizations.
This section discusses practical aspects of financing core trading activities of social entrepreneurial organisations and ways to use investment for social impact scaling. It then discusses the most recent financial innovations that combine for-profit trading with social impact goals.
Class 6: Leadership in Social Enterprises.
This section discusses particular aspects of leadership in social enterprises. As governance and human resource management are different, traditional approaches to leadership and management do not work immediately for social enterprises.
Class 7: Marketing for Social Enterprise, Motivation, Persuasion, and Appealing to a Wide Audience.
In this class you’ll consider application of marketing tools and how they can be adapted or considered from a social enterprise perspective. Situation analysis; the Marketing Mix; Positioning and Branding are all considered.

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