"Entrepreneurship for Social Innovation: An approach based in the Humanities and Design Thinking"

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Abstract

Entrepreneurship education at the undergraduate level is most often situated in business schools. Their pedagogy involves case methodology and a capstone course in entrepreneurship towards the end of the curriculum. There is little emphasis on the development of skills to deal with the wicked nature of societal problems. This article explores how entrepreneurship education, with rigorous course work in humanities disciplines and which embeds design thinking, prepares individuals for social innovation. We contend that such education develops the hard business skills and the soft skills – to live with uncertainty, ambiguity, communicate effectively across cultural contexts, create opportunities, empathize, design the business, and leverage failures – necessary to create sustained social, cultural and environmental value. We begin by outlining the characteristics of social innovation and the importance of entrepreneurship to promote it, followed by discussion of a model which addresses the lacunae of
current entrepreneurship education with regards to social innovation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCreating Cultural Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Practice and Pedagogy
EditorsOlaf Kuhlke, Annick Schramme, Renee Kooyman
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherEburon Publishers, Delft
Pages69
Number of pages79
ISBN (Print)978-9059729902
StatePublished - 2015

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Social innovation
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship education
Social values
Cultural context
Curriculum
Leverage
Pedagogy
Cultural values
Education
Undergraduate
Uncertainty
Soft skills
Methodology
Environmental values
Business schools

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Katre, A. (2015). "Entrepreneurship for Social Innovation: An approach based in the Humanities and Design Thinking". In O. Kuhlke, A. Schramme, & R. Kooyman (Eds.), Creating Cultural Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Practice and Pedagogy (pp. 69). Netherlands: Eburon Publishers, Delft.

"Entrepreneurship for Social Innovation: An approach based in the Humanities and Design Thinking". / Katre, Aparna.

Creating Cultural Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Practice and Pedagogy. ed. / Olaf Kuhlke; Annick Schramme; Renee Kooyman. Netherlands : Eburon Publishers, Delft, 2015. p. 69.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Katre, A 2015, "Entrepreneurship for Social Innovation: An approach based in the Humanities and Design Thinking". in O Kuhlke, A Schramme & R Kooyman (eds), Creating Cultural Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Practice and Pedagogy. Eburon Publishers, Delft, Netherlands, pp. 69.
Katre A. "Entrepreneurship for Social Innovation: An approach based in the Humanities and Design Thinking". In Kuhlke O, Schramme A, Kooyman R, editors, Creating Cultural Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Practice and Pedagogy. Netherlands: Eburon Publishers, Delft. 2015. p. 69
Katre, Aparna. / "Entrepreneurship for Social Innovation: An approach based in the Humanities and Design Thinking". Creating Cultural Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theory, Practice and Pedagogy. editor / Olaf Kuhlke ; Annick Schramme ; Renee Kooyman. Netherlands : Eburon Publishers, Delft, 2015. pp. 69
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