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Entries for month: April 2012

Aparna Katre: What Does It Mean to Be a “Social Entrepreneur”?

April 24, 2012 ·

We live in exciting times. We hold in our hands phones that allow us to communicate freely, access data and plan our schedules. We partner with companies and workers halfway around the world, and do so in real time. We have immediate access to information that can change outcomes, even lives. Our understanding of “business” is changing. True, most students leaving business school will have in mind careers in corporations making considerable salaries, perhaps traveling widely or relocating to other countries. However, students also now have the option to choose “social entrepreneurship” – that is, to use the tools and strategies of business development to make socially conscious enterprises succeed.

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