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Social Projects and Social Entrepreneurship

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The main point of studying the subject matter for students consists in formation of the modern competences in the analysis of effectiveness of socially important projects, development of tools of formalization of social effect and calculation of indexes of social effectiveness.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To know the principles of social businessmen and civic activists work, to analyze their activity in economic, organizational and socially significant fields self-contained.
  • To isolate the indicators describing the most significant social results of activity, to define a concrete technique of collecting and data processing for calculation of these indexes.
  • To put the gained knowledge into practice.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The knowledge of: the modern concepts of social business and its feature in Russian Federation; ways of social effect of the organizations activity determination; the modern methods of social effectiveness calculation.
  • The abilities: to collect, to analyze and interpret the data characterizing the had social effect; to make calculations, necessary social effectiveness definition , and to prove the received results; to evaluate social effectiveness of projects and social entrepreneurship.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The third and the fourth sectors: history, the current state, development tendency in Russia and worldwide.
  • Logical model, resource evaluation, indicators.
  • Social impact measurement for non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurship and citizens' initiatives.
  • Evaluating of social effectiveness. Application of the SROI (Social Return on Investment) for social effectiveness calculation.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Group project
    Data collection and analysis. Logical model building. Effectiveness calculation.
  • non-blocking In-class activity
    Individual and group assignments, problem solving, discussions and case studies (weekly)
  • non-blocking Home assignments
    Individual assignments in writing based on online course lectures
  • non-blocking Final exam
    Project presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.4 * Final exam + 0.24 * Group project + 0.24 * Home assignments + 0.12 * In-class activity
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Barreiro, T. D., & Stone, M. M. (2013). Social Entrepreneurship : From Issue to Viable Plan (Vol. First edition). New York, New York [222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017]: Business Expert Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=637789
  • Epstein, M. J., & Yuthas, K. (2014). Measuring and Improving Social Impacts : A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=642564

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Girón, M. E., & Gardetti, M. A. (2014). Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship : Stories From the Pioneers. Sheffield, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=818981
  • Guo, C., & Bielefeld, W. (2014). Social Entrepreneurship : An Evidence-Based Approach to Creating Social Value. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=705924