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Social Entrepreneurship

Definition:

Entrepreneurial approaches to organize, create, and manage ventures to address social problems and make social change. Social entrepreneurship focuses on creating social capital, but need not be incompatible with making a profit. Learn more about social entrepreneurship at Cornell Center for Transformative Action.

Example of Social Entrepreneurship:

The creation of business corporations by the capitalistic economic system in the west has created many harmful implications for local communities. On the other hand, social entrepreneurship attempts to address social problems by using businesses.
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