Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development
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Course title in Estonian
Sotsiaalne ettevõtlus ja kogukonna areng
Course title in English
Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
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lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The course is intended to contribute to the students systematic understanding of the concept of social economy (social enterprises, sharing economy model) and their impact on local communities.
Brief description of the course
The following main topics will be discussed:
1) Social Economy and welfare regimes in Europe
2) Neoliberal vs. Keynesian economic model
3) The concept of social impact
4) Community development and entrepreneurship
5) Social entrepreneurship
6) Business development in social entrepreneurship
Independent work
Students write a case study on an existing social enterprise.
Learning outcomes in the course
Participant has acquired the knowledge about the characteristic of social entrepreneurship.
They also acuired knowledge on the concept of social impact with a special emphasis on local communities
Professional skills are improved to use methods of business development tools in order to establish social enterprises.
Assessment methods
Zsolt Bugarszki, PhD
Study literature
Social Enterprise UK Impact Report 2015-2016
Raudsaar, Mervi; Kaseorg, Merike (2013). An Exploration of Social Entrepreneurship in Estonia. International Journal of Business and Management Studies, 2(2), 19-29.
Raudsaar, Mervi; Kaseorg, Merike (2013). Social entrepreneurship as an alternative for disabled people. GSTF Journal on Business Review, 2(3, March 2013), 120-125.
Mapping the social entrepreneurship experience and current situation in Estonia
Entrepreneurship as a Community Development Strategy
Replacement literature
Borzaga, C.; Defourny, J., (2001) The emergency of Social Enterprise. Routledge. London 2001