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social entrepreneurship

There is some debate among experts, including those offering teaching in social entrepreneurship, on what it actually is. For some, it is simply any business activity that creates social value – for example a business venture that generates environmental benefits, or provides education to underprivileged children in developing countries. For other proponents of social entrepreneurship, the focus is simultaneously on the entrepreneurship part of the term. For these people a social entrepreneur...

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