Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development
Course code
STL7132.YK
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Sotsiaalne ettevõtlus ja kogukonna areng
Course title in English
Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development
ECTS credits
4.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
20
Teaching semester
spring
Assessment form
assessment
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
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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
Essay
Teacher
Zsolt Bugarszki, PhD
Study literature
Social Enterprise UK Impact Report 2015-2016
http://socialenterprise.org.uk/uploads/editor/files/SEUK_Impact_Report_2016.pdf
Raudsaar, Mervi; Kaseorg, Merike (2013). An Exploration of Social Entrepreneurship in Estonia. International Journal of Business and Management Studies, 2(2), 19-29.
http://sev.ee/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/E3X215.pdf
Raudsaar, Mervi; Kaseorg, Merike (2013). Social entrepreneurship as an alternative for disabled people. GSTF Journal on Business Review, 2(3, March 2013), 120-125.
http://sev.ee/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Pages-from-GBRv2n3v2.pdf
Mapping the social entrepreneurship experience and current situation in Estonia
http://sev.ee/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/uuring_SE-Eestis.pdf
Entrepreneurship as a Community Development Strategy http://documents.routledge-interactive.s3.amazonaws.com/9780415703550/Corrected_Chapter_17.pdf
Replacement literature
Borzaga, C.; Defourny, J., (2001) The emergency of Social Enterprise. Routledge. London 2001