Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: Organisation and Management

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: Organisation and Management

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Entrepreneurship, Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    We are in the middle of some of the most interesting times for organising. Amidst market implosions, environmental crises, on-going transitions of government and the jostling for position amongst developed and developing economies, the organizational landscape is changing. In this course, we will examine how processes of social innovation and the actions of social entrepreneurs are contributing to these changes. We will observe the ways in which nonprofit organizations and social enterprises are drivers of societal stability and change ? variously stabilizing, unsettling and transforming the organizational landscape. Major themes addressed in this course with be the emergence and development of social entrepreneurship and social innovation, the development of hybrid organizational forms and sustainability.

    This module draws on theory from the disciplines of economics, sociology and history as well as on the functional business literature. It addresses issues of management and organisation in the social sector, drawing on international research and analysis, case studies and in-depth study of topical themes.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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