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Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East Author Dima Jamali
ISBN-10 9781137395368
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 252
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This two-volume book unveils trends, strengths, weaknesses and overall dynamics and implications of social entrepreneurship in the Middle East region, whilst identifying both opportunities and threats facing social entrepreneurship and supplements through a wealth of insights and examples inspired from practice and current applications.

Women Work and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa

Women  Work and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa Author Nadereh Chamlou
ISBN-10 9781783267354
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 624
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' In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and in light of socio-economic and geopolitical challenges facing governments old and new, women''s rights and empowerment have gained new urgency and relevance. Groups in power, or groups contesting for power, are more conservative than expected, and there are serious threats to roll back some of the gains women had achieved over the past 20–30 years on economic and social fronts. The global gender debate has neglected the economic dimension of women''s empowerment and a great deal of debate and interest among researchers is needed to push the topics further. This timely book brings together leading regional researchers to offer original research linking gender equality with economic policy, reinforcing the agenda from a broad-based perspective. Contents:Forewords (Gary Becker and Ismail Serageldin)Preface (Soukeina Bouraoui)Acknowledgments (Nadereh Chamlou)Committee Members of the Gender Economic Research and Policy Analysis InitiativeContributors'' Biographical InformationWomen, Work, and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa: Introduction and Overview (Massoud Karshenas, Valentine M Moghadam, and Nadereh Chamlou)Socio-Demographics:Returns to Education in Palestine and Turkey: A Comparative Study (Aysit Tansel and Yousef Daoud)Gender Effects of Education on Economic Development in Turkey (Aysit Tansel and Nil Demet Güngör)Intra-Household Resource Allocation in Egypt: Effect of Power Distribution within the Household on Child Work and Schooling (Rania Roushdy and Soiliou Daw Namoro)Gender, Resources across the Life Course, and Cognitive Functioning in Egypt (Kathryn M Yount)Socio-Demographic and Economic Characteristics and Problems of Jordanian Female-Headed Households (Hussein M Abu Farash)Women''s Entrepreneurship — Obstacles, Progress, and Prospects:Women Entrepreneurs in Egypt: Obstacles, Potential, and Prospects (Alia El Mehdi)Women Entrepreneurs in Lebanon: Obstacles, Potential, and Prospects (Kamal Hamdan, Redha Hamdan, Lara Batlouni, and Nisrine Mansour)Women Entrepreneurs in Turkey: Obstacles, Potentials, and Prospects (Şemsa Özar)Self-Employed Persons and Wage-Earners in Algeria: Application of a Bivariate Probit Model (Soheil Chennouf and Taïeb Hafsi)Gender and Entrepreneurship in Iran (Roksana Bahramitash and Hadi Salehi Esfahani)Labor, Liberalization, and Gender Discrimination:The Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation in the Middle East and North Africa Region: The Role of Education and Social Norms in Amman, Cairo, and Sana''a (Nadereh Chamlou, Silvia Muzi, and Hanane Ahmed)Women and Work in Dubai City: Institutional Barriers and Potentials (Fatemeh Etemad Moghadam, Farroukh Guiahi, and Rabia Naguib)Private–Public Sector Employment Choice and Wage Differentials in Palestine: A Gender Perspective (Yousef Daoud and Ruba Shanti)Offshoring and the Availability of Female Labor in the MENA Region (Nadereh Chamlou & Désirée van Gorp)Gender and Public Policies:Did Trade Liberalization Benefit Female Workers? Evidence from Egypt on Wage and Employment Effects (Shireen AlAzzawi)Gender and Employment Impacts of Taxation Policy in the Middle East and North Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia (Ismael Fofana, Rim Chatti, Erwin Corong, Sami Bibi, and Omar Bouazouni)Family Planning and Female Empowerment in Iran (Djavad Salehi-Isfahani)The Impact of Labor Nationalization Policies on Female Participation Rates in the Arab Gulf (Emilie Rutledge and Fatima Al Shamsi) Readership: Policy makers, graduate students and researchers interested in the socio-economic issues that impact women in the Middle East and North Africa. Key Features:Incorporates a wide range of authoritative voices and counters criticism that the topic infringes on "cultural" issuesIncludes a foreword by the late Nobel Laureate Professor Gary Becker, the Chair of the Steering Committee and the Director of the renowned Library of Alexandria Dr Ismail Serageldin, and the Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa Mrs Inger AndersenMore than 80 researchers were engaged in the writing of this book. They are intimately familiar with the circumstances of their societies, and what kind of reforms are neededKeywords:Middle East and North Africa;Women''s Welfare;Gender Studies'

Startup Rising

Startup Rising Author Christopher M. Schroeder
ISBN-10 9781137356710
Release 2013-08-13
Pages 256
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Despite the world's elation at the Arab Spring, shockingly little has changed politically in the Middle East; even frontliners Egypt and Tunisia continue to suffer repression, fixed elections, and bombings, while Syria descends into civil war. But in the midst of it all, a quieter revolution has begun to emerge, one that might ultimately do more to change the face of the region: entrepreneurship. As a seasoned angel investor in emerging markets, Christopher M. Schroeder was curious but skeptical about the future of investing in the Arab world. Travelling to Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, he saw thousands of talented, successful, and intrepid entrepreneurs, all willing to face cultural, legal, and societal impediments inherent to their worlds. Equally important, he saw major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and PayPal making significant bets, despite the uncertainty in the region. With Startup Rising, he marries his own observations with the predictions of these tech giants to offer a surprising and timely look at the second stealth revolution in the Middle East-one that promises to reinvent it as a center of innovation and progress.

The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise

The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise Author Wayne Visser
ISBN-10 9781351284424
Release 2017-09-08
Pages 246
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The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise is the first comprehensive global compendium that clearly describes the national approaches to sustainable enterprise. Through a systematic review of each country, this quick-to-access reference guide showcases the similarities and differences in each region. Every country profile includes key information about the relevant history, country-specific issues, trends, research, and the leading organizations operating in the field as well as best-practice case studies. The guide comprises four volumes, each dedicated to a specific region of the world. In a world where organizations are working increasingly across national and regional boundaries and research takes a joined-up and international approach, this book is an essential guide for practitioners and researchers in the disciplines of business sustainability, social enterprise and corporate responsibility. The first of its kind, this reference book provides the reader with a unique insight into what is the current state-of-play in each country. Each edited volume provides expert contributions from around the world; the contributors have been selected on the basis of their knowledge of the country and their clear experience in sustainable enterprise. Each regional/country profile includes the following subsections: Sustainable Enterprise in context; Priority issues; Trends; Government policies; Case studies; Further resources; and References. This unique resource will be an essential acquisition for all organizations who need to benchmark their sustainable enterprise strategies throughout different regions and cultures and want the best possible intelligence on the key issues and concerns relating to sustainable business and social responsibility in all of the markets in which they operate. It provides a useful companion reference collection to The World Guide to CSR, also edited by Wayne Visser. The full Four Volume Set of The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise is available for purchase as a single item at a 25% discounted rate.

Entrepreneurship Ecosytem in the Middle East and North Africa MENA

Entrepreneurship Ecosytem in the Middle East and North Africa  MENA Author Nezameddin Faghih
ISBN-10 9783319759135
Release 2018
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Entrepreneurship Ecosytem in the Middle East and North Africa MENA has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Entrepreneurship Ecosytem in the Middle East and North Africa MENA also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Entrepreneurship Ecosytem in the Middle East and North Africa MENA book for free.

ECIE2011 6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

ECIE2011  6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Author Alexandros Kakouris
ISBN-10 9781908272140
Release 2011
Pages 579
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ECIE2011 6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from ECIE2011 6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full ECIE2011 6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship book for free.

CSR in the Middle East

CSR in the Middle East Author Dima Jamali
ISBN-10 9780230348219
Release 2012-09-18
Pages 193
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This book highlights the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East and presents a unique compilation of data and perspectives from authors living and working there.

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship Author David Bornstein
ISBN-10 9780195396331
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 147
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In a book presented in a Q-and-A format, the authors explain what social entrepreneurs are, how their organizations function, what challenges they face and how readers can get involved in the efforts that social entrepreneurs are spearheading. Cowritten by the author of How to Change the World. Original.

Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Author Jost Hamschmidt
ISBN-10 9781351278546
Release 2018-02-06
Pages 464
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In 2008, Ashoka launched the "Changemaker Campus Initiative" which applies Ashoka's rigorous criteria to select and support universities as they develop and implement a comprehensive social entrepreneurship plan. Through the lessons learned from this network, and with input from its broader global network of those experienced in the field, Ashoka aims to set a new standard for social entrepreneurship education. Indeed, despite the rising demand, there remains a dire need for quality coursework and global teaching case studies. Social entrepreneurs – and the pressing challenges they solve – are not bound by geographic borders or a single political environment, yet there is a lack of the materials necessary to equip students with the skills and mind-set required to catalyze systemic social change. What few high-quality case studies do exist typically highlight social entrepreneurs within the United States. This cooperation with oikos within the Social Entrepreneurship Track of the annual oikos Global Case Competition is a critical vehicle for tackling that challenge. As a result of this effort, more locally relevant case studies are being written, peer-reviewed, and judged than ever before, and are able to make their way into the hands of global audiences eager to adopt them into their courses. Building social entrepreneurship skills and problem-solving abilities are best practiced and honed using real-life examples and strategic challenges – not just learning theories in a vacuum. Case studies provide this exposure and real-time training in systemic problem-solving. Through these 15 teaching cases, students learn that social entrepreneurship is about identifying root causes of problems and applying a solution that tackles the system. As study upon study has shown, the band-aid approach does not work. To effectively address a social problem, the solution must continually adapt and evolve based on market feedback about what works and what needs to change in the model. Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability is the second volume resulting from the oikos Global Case Writing Competition – an annual program launched in 2003 to promote the publication of high-quality teaching cases in corporate sustainability. This book expands the collection with award-winning global cases in the rapidly growing field of social entrepreneurship and sustainability. In view of the growing importance of various sustainability trends, management schools are increasingly challenged to adapt their entrepreneurship and business curricula. Management education needs to reflect the trends and provide a broadened understanding of value creation. Sustainability is a concept that demands that organizations consider the legitimate expectations of different stakeholders in their value creation processes. At the same time, it underlines the fact that many sustainability trends offer new business opportunities that entrepreneurs will seize. As a result, value creation processes need to be reorganized in order to create economic capital while developing social capital and preserving natural capital. Indeed, entrepreneurial organizations are increasingly dealing with these challenges. The case studies in this book explore both the opportunities and pitfalls entrepreneurs – working with organizations with for-profit, hybrid and non-profit business models – face in targeting sustainability issues and how their values and core assumptions impact their business strategies. They describe new patterns of value creation, new alliances, and the challenges of dealing with existing paradigms. It is clear that new ways of doing business with a common objective of maximizing social impact are substantially shaping markets and society. This textbook of competition-winning case studies for management education in the field of social entrepreneurship and sustainability provides excellent learning opportunities, tells engaging stories, deals with recent situations, includes quotations from key actors, is thought-provoking and controversial, requires decision-making and provides clear take-aways. Online Teaching Notes to accompany each chapter are available on request with the purchase of the book.

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship Author Alex Nicholls
ISBN-10 9780191622953
Release 2008-04-03
Pages 512
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'Social Entrepreneurship' is a term that has come to be applied to the activities of grass-roots activists, NGOs, policy makers, international institutions, and corporations, amongst others, which address a range of social issues in innovative and creative ways. Themed around the emerging agendas for developing new, sustainable models of social sector excellence and systemic impact, Social Entrepreneurship offers, for the first time, a wide-ranging, internationally-focused selection of cutting-edge work from leading academics, policy makers, and practitioners. Together they seek to clarify some of the ambiguity around this term, describe a range of social entrepreneurship projects, and establish a clear set of frameworks with which to understand it. Included in the volume are contributions from Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and the father of microfinance, Geoff Mulgan, former head of the British prime minister's policy unit, and Bill Drayton, founder of the Ashoka network of social entrepreneurs. Jeff Skoll, founder of the Skoll Foundation, and first president of eBay, provides a preface. Alex Nicholls provides a substantial new preface to this paperback edition, reflecting on the latest developments in the study and practice of social entrepreneurship.

The Real Issues of the Middle East and the Arab Spring

The Real Issues of the Middle East and the Arab Spring Author Thomas Andersson
ISBN-10 9781461452485
Release 2012-11-15
Pages 440
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The wave of protests and populist uprisings in the Middle East has heightened the focus on a volatile region. But the emphasis on political issues has obscured underlying issues concerning education, infrastructure, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable economic and social development. This volume, emerging in the aftermath of a conference and workshop on science and technology in the region, presents contributions from a range of experts from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States to provide fresh new insights and perspectives on the challenges and prospects for regional development in the changing global context of our time. The authors explore such topics as: the role of information and communication technologies; mindset change in support of investment in intangible assets and risk-taking; how to approach cultural issues, institutions and governance; collaborations with other regions, and; benchmarking performance while drawing lessons of relevance for the special local context. Ultimately, they offer a number of precise policy recommendations and practical insights for creating an enabling environment for capturing economic, political, and social opportunity.

Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Author Valerie Lindsay
ISBN-10 1786354403
Release 2016
Pages 455
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This book, the fifth in the Actions and Insights series under the auspices of AIB-MENA, explores how various start-up models, whether private sector-led, private sector-incubated, or more traditional non-profit ventures, have built a business model and, in some cases, succeeded in scaling and internationalizing their businesses.

Patterns in Social Entrepreneurship Research

Patterns in Social Entrepreneurship Research Author Jill R. Kickul
ISBN-10 9781781003596
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 308
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ÔThis is an excellent collection of papers that makes a significant contribution to the academic literature on social entrepreneurship. As well as highlighting opportunities for research in this area, the book emphasizes three issues that are central to social entrepreneurship Ð the role of leadership, the role of stakeholders, and the role of legitimacy Ð about which relatively written has been written. It therefore constitutes an important resource for social entrepreneurship researchers.Õ Ð Paul Tracey, University of Cambridge, UK ÔThis book is a compelling collection of key contributions in social entrepreneurship scholarship. It should be essential reading for all those seeking to understand the practical complexity and research richness of this emerging field.Õ Ð Alex Nicholls, University of Oxford, UK This impressive book outlines the complexities peculiar to the field of social entrepreneurship. Such complexities manifest at different moments in the development of a social entrepreneurial venture: at the opportunity recognition stage, at the venture early-stage, and in the long run in the search for a sustainable equilibrium between mission and profit. The contributors expertly focus on the individual, organizational and institutional levels of social entrepreneurship. They address the role of personal values and leadership in the conduct of social entrepreneurial initiatives while stressing the importance of stakeholders in relation to human resource management, innovation or opportunity discovery. Finally, they analyze the role of institutions in legitimating social entrepreneurs' actions. Social entrepreneurship, as a multi-disciplinary field, presents a unique opportunity and environment for researchers to contribute to academic-focused knowledge on both theoretical frameworks and practical skills on a holistic level. This volume offers a jumping off point to do so.

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship Author Ryszard Praszkier
ISBN-10 9781139504331
Release 2011-10-10
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Social Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice is about the creative ways in which social entrepreneurs solve pressing and insurmountable social problems. Theories of social change are presented to help demystify the 'magic' of making an immense, yet durable and irreversible, social impact. Utilizing case studies drawn from various fields and all over the world, the authors document how social entrepreneurs foster bottom-up change that empowers people and societies. They also review the specific personality traits of social entrepreneurs and introduce the new kind of leadership they represent. This book will be valuable to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, while remaining accessible to non-academic readers thanks to its clear language, illustrative case studies and guidelines on how to become a successful social entrepreneur.

Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region

Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region Author Yanto Chandra
ISBN-10 9781317365983
Release 2016-03-31
Pages 196
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This book offers the first exploration into the development of social enterprises in the Greater China region, consisting of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China. By drawing on the research and experience of over a dozen scholars and practitioners from across the area, it offers a picture of how a strong State can play an important role as a catalyst in developing the social entrepreneurship sector, particularly by legitimizing it. It delves into the role and impact of institutions and policy on the development of social enterprises, and explains how micro and macro factors might interact in influencing social entrepreneurship. Structured in two parts – policy and cases – it reveals the historical development of the Social enterprises sector in the Chinese context and then illustrates this using cases studies. Providing an alternative view of social entrepreneurship by highlighting the importance of context in this new sector, the book questions whether or not social entrepreneurship is preferable to more conventional models of development. Sparking new interest and offering fresh insight into social entrepreneurship in the Greater China region, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Chinese Studies, Business Studies and Sociology.

Entrepreneurship and Management in an Islamic Context

Entrepreneurship and Management in an Islamic Context Author Veland Ramadani
ISBN-10 9783319396798
Release 2016-09-02
Pages 248
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The aim of this volume is to explore entrepreneurship and business from the perspective of Islamic principles, which are usually based on collaboration, teamwork, generosity and altruism. The contributions deal with the confluence of Islamic Principles with entrepreneurial and business ownership characteristics; resource use by entrepreneurs; means of entrepreneurial success, and ethics and social responsibility.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education Author Pantelis M. Papadopoulos
ISBN-10 9781786350671
Release 2016-12-19
Pages 336
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This book explores the concepts for innovation and entrepreneurship through multiple lenses in the context of education. Mixing equal parts theory and practice, this volume takes a closer look on how innovation and entrepreneurship are approached around the globe as disciplines, methods, and mindsets.