Educational Programs in Social Entrepreneurship: International Experience and Russian Peculiarities

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The chapter presents a review of Russian and international experience in implementing educational programs in the area of social entrepreneurship. The authors analyze the specifics of the emergence and development of these programs, which reflect the dualism of the essence of social entrepreneurship. The chapter provides a classification of programs on the global market of business education by their types and forms of implementation. The authors list the peculiarities of education in the sphere of social entrepreneurship in Russia. They examine, in detail, the complementary professional in-service training program called “Project Management for Social Entrepreneurs,” which is administered in the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg State University with the support of the Citi Foundation since 2012. They conclude that it is important to teach business leaders attending MBA/EMBA programs to help them shape social entrepreneurship competencies aimed at creating shared value.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Technologies for Teaching and Learning in Socio-Humanitarian Disciplines
EditorsLarisa Darinskaia, Galina Molodtsova
Number of pages22
EditionIGI Global
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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