This workshop offers an introduction to the SE universe across the world in the context of global transformations related to new inequalities rooted in the dominant expressions of capitalism, the rise of populist governments and ecological degradation.
The field will be firmly rooted in relevant theories of social science, with the active input of students’ experiences and motivations. Starting with introductory workshops, presentations and keynote speeches on the field of social entrepreneurship, management and global transformations and challenges, epistemologies and critical research designs, as well as problem-oriented project work, it facilitates the group formation process in the project course.
The course introduces keys philosophies of science and will deepen student understanding of methodology through method workshops and cluster supervision throughout the semester.
This combined theory and practice course introduces key social science theories relevant to analyse and assess social enterprises and social entrepreneurship presenting a variety of perspectives and definitions in the field. Visiting cases allows students to reflect and apply theories presented. The course will introduce cases relevant to social change and transformation in political, economical, and institutional environments, which provide the context for the emergence of social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social and solidarity economy, as well as new forms of responsible business.