Social Entrepreneur Theory

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A. Introduction Roger L. Maritin is an author, consultant, and professor. He is the Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Prior to Rotman, he was a Director of Monitor Company for thirteen years, a global strategy consulting firm. He is also an adviser to CEOs on strategy, design, innovation, and integrative thinking. He has written widely on these subjects and has published several books. Sally R. Osberg is President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, which supports social entrepreneurs whose proven models are giving solutions to many of the world’s most compelling problems or issues. She is also a founding director of the Social Progress Imperative and serves on the Advisory…show more content…
The questions were “was Mother Theresa a social entrepreneur? How about Martin Luther King Jr.? Or Henry Ford?” A brief background on Mother Theresa, she worked tirelessly to address extreme poverty with the Missionaries of Charity. On the other hand, Martin Luther King Jr. fought for equality of rights for all Americans along with the other founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Henry Ford chose to pay his workers enough to be able to buy one of the cars they produced. Without a doubt, each leader had big impact on the world. But for them to be labeled as social entrepreneurs, it confuses the word. According to Roger and Sally, if the term social entrepreneurship is used to characterize every act of leadership generating public benefit, it will simultaneously become everything and nothing. Striving for social good, as Mother Theresa did, or advocating for social justice, as Martin Luther did, do not mark one as a social entrepreneur, nor does creating a business that happens to help the world while earning profit, as Henry Ford did. None of them are social entrepreneurs. The question still remains, so what is Social…show more content…
These kinds of organizations and people are imperative to the well-being of the society. Social service providers take direct actions in a given situation. However, the leave the existing system in place while searching to reduce its negative effects. An example would be a food bank which works directly to alleviate the effects of poverty, giving food to families in desperate need. The food ease the family’s hunger for that period of time, but it does not certainly change the dynamic that leaves the family poor that it needs to use the food bank for the succeeding

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