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Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

  • 1.  Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-09-2021 07:25

    Hello Colleagues,

    I am planning to design and teach a Social Entrepreneurship course for undergraduate business students. I wanted to make it pretty experiential and wonder if I could get some suggestions from the AOM community on- course design, curriculum, books and resources, activities, or any other relevant advice.

    Thank you very much for your cooperation.

    Kanhaiya Sinha (sinhak@d.umn.edu)



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    Kanhaiya Sinha
    Assistant Professor
    University of Minnesota, Duluth
    Duluth MN
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  • 2.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-10-2021 09:50
    Hi Kanhaiya,

    I, too, am working on a course in Social Entrepreneurship for Western Carolina in the fall.

    I am building off a prior course syllabus and incorporating my experiences working in the social sector for a couple of decades. The prior course is not very experiential, and I want to incorporate the UN's Social Development Goals into the curriculum.

    However, I probably won't have the course designed for a couple more months, though. So, I would also welcome any input or insights from others.

    I would be happy to share my materials once complete.

    All the best,
    -David (dharkins@wcu.edu)

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    David L. Harkins, Ms.E.
    Instructor, Western Carolina University
    ODC Doctoral Student @ Bowling Green State University
    C: 828.772.5086 | W: www.davidharkins.com
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  • 3.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-10-2021 15:41
    Hello David,

    Thank you for reaching out. With your experience in this field, I am sure you will develop a very innovative program. 

    I have started developing the framework, and it will be a good idea to catch up towards the end of the semester.

    Best regards,

    Kanhaiya K Sinha, Ph.D.

    Department of Management Studies

    Labovitz School of Business and Economics

    University of Minnesota Duluth

    365B LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive

    Duluth, MN 55812

    Ph: (218) 726-7932








  • 4.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-10-2021 16:40
    Hi Kanhaiya & David,

    It has been a while, but when I was at the University of Richmond I taught a class that I called Social Entrepreneurship and Prosocial Motivation. Attached is the summer syllabus, fall syllabus, grading guides, etc.

    The main deliverable for the class was a response to a request for proposals (RFP attached) from the microcredit organization Esperanza-and, the class raised money for Esperanza and we took a trip to visit the Dominican Republic (paid for by the university) where we gave the money to Esperanza and presented the findings from our research.

    I hope some of this may be useful as you develop your classes.

    Best, Jeff





  • 5.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-11-2021 07:56
    Dear Jeffrey,
    I am in the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode in the state of Kerala, India. This part of India is known as "God's own Country" for its greenery. I have been trying to develop a course of 20 hrs for practising managers for our executive MBA program. Is it ok if I partake of the outlines you have attached? I would also like to come back with queries on the design I might have. With the pandemic, we are limited in hands-on experience and visit to Social Enterprises here in India.
    Thanks
    Sumit Mitra
    Professor, IIMK, India
    smitra@iimk.ac.in

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    Sumit Mitra
    Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
    Kozhikode
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  • 6.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-11-2021 12:08
    Yes! Of course, use any of those materials you want! Email anytime with questions...

    Best, Jeff

    Jeffrey M. Pollack
    jmpolla3@ncsu.edu






  • 7.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-12-2021 14:57
    Dear colleagues

    here are some information about a course "Organisation, Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation" (OSEI) that I taught a year ago: http://guemuesay.com/2020/01/24/organization-social-entrepreneurship-innovation/  Also of potential interest a course that covers Social Entrepreneurship linked to COVID-19: https://timesofcrisis.org/course-materials/ 

    Best,

    Ali

    Dr. Ali Aslan Gümüsay

    Head of Research Group Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society | Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
    Researcher|University of Hamburg 
    guemuesay.com 
    tw: @guemuesay    







  • 8.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-12-2021 15:56
    Hello Dr. Gumusay,

    Thank you for sharing. Both courses are exciting. I teach an innovation course that has a crisis and innovation component, and your second course will help me improve that part.

    Best Regards,

    Kanhaiya K Sinha, Ph.D.

    Department of Management Studies

    Labovitz School of Business and Economics

    University of Minnesota Duluth

    365B LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive

    Duluth, MN 55812

    Ph: (218) 726-7932








  • 9.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-11-2021 12:08
    Hello Jeff,

    Thank you very much. This is very kind of you.

    I am sure it is going to help me a lot.

    Best Regards,

    Kanhaiya K Sinha, Ph.D.

    Department of Management Studies

    Labovitz School of Business and Economics

    University of Minnesota Duluth

    365B LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive

    Duluth, MN 55812

    Ph: (218) 726-7932








  • 10.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-11-2021 12:08
    Hi Kanhaiya and others,

    Check out Debbi Brock's new site, Social Change Innovators! It is just what you want! She has created a free platform for those who are teaching SE and don't want to reinvent the wheel. Syllabi, exercise, etc. It's an amazing resource. I was on a webinar where she walked us through it this winter and was very, very impressed.

    Good luck,
    Sarah

    Sarah J. Woodside, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Management
    Canisius College
    Buffalo, NY 14208
    woodsids@canisius.edu








  • 11.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-11-2021 17:14

    Hi Jeff,

     

    Thank you so much for sharing. This will be quite useful as I rethink the course.

     

    All the best,

    -David

     






  • 12.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-11-2021 07:56
    Dear Dr. Kanhaiya,
    Can we open a dialogue on this design?

    Thanks
    Sumit Mitra
    Professor
    IIM Kozhikode, Kerala India
    smitra@iimk.ac.in

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    Sumit Mitra
    Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
    Kozhikode
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  • 13.  RE: Social Entrepreneurship Course Design

    Posted 03-11-2021 08:45
    We teach a course here at Princeton, titled Creativity, Innovation, and Design. The class is an introduction to how to tackle wicked problems, problems so complex that no amount of words can describe all the constraints faced in any mitigation. Each semester, each section of the class, is given a truly wicked campus problem and each team must present to the university's highest officials potential designs for mitigating such problems a sexual assault, systemic bias, loneliness, and micro-agression, among others. Many of the student's proposed designs have been implemented by the university, which has made the class very popular as students aspire to leave their mark. (The class was awarded the 2019 AOM ENT Div Innovation in Pedagogy Award.) Many of the students then go on to use what they learned to spend several years tackling community problems like affordable housing, immigration, mental health of high schoolers, etc. We are happy to share all our materials if anyone is interested. 
    Derek Lidow
    Keller Center
    Princeton

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    Derek Lidow
    Princeton University
    Princeton NJ
    (609) 258-2328
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