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Creating Social Value: A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers

Creating social value is a journey, and each company charts its own path through uncertain and complex terrain. The entrepreneurial leaders profiled in this book are trail-blazers in this new business landscape using both strategy and innovation to generate profits and social value simultaneously. Creating Social Value focuses on the motivations and preoccupations of entrepreneurial leaders as they look to activate change within their companies, in their sectors, value chains and even through co-creating partnerships with their competitors. Such change requires fundamentally new styles of leadership and business design where companies seek to be generative rather than extractive. This book is also the story of the emergence of new language. As the authors worked with social entre- and intrapreneurs they began to hear the building blocks of a new lexicon with the power to inspire and positively influence the culture of an organization. Many of the leaders included in this book have driven change by harnessing the power of language to transform the direction their company is taking. This book sets out a manifesto for Social Value Creation, defining it as a strategy that combines a unique set of corporate assets in collaboration with the assets of other sectors and firms to co-create breakthrough solutions to complex economic, social and environmental issues that impact the sustainability of both business and society. Social innovation differs from corporate responsibility in two significant ways: it is strategic and it leverages a wide range of corporate assets and core competencies. Creating Social Value has been designed as a manual for change and will be essential reading for business students, entrepreneurs and all of those wishing to effect positive, generative change in larger organizations.

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research

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Free Content Preliminary Material
pp. i-xvi(16)
Authors: Kiser, Cheryl; Leipziger, Deborah; Shubert, J. Janelle

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An introduction to creating social value
pp. 1-13(13)
Authors: Kiser, Cheryl; Leipziger, Deborah; Shubert, J. Janelle

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Strategy and innovation
pp. 14-32(19)
Authors: Kiser, Cheryl; Leipziger, Deborah; Shubert, J. Janelle

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Nation-building
pp. 33-42(10)
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Addressing environmental and social needs
pp. 43-52(10)
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Creating social value through social entrepreneurship
pp. 53-64(12)
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Social innovation in hiring and PathMaking
pp. 65-78(14)
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Co-creating new sources of recycled materials
pp. 79-90(12)
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Sustainability by design
pp. 91-105(15)
Authors: Kiser, Cheryl; Leipziger, Deborah; Shubert, J. Janelle

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Creating shared success
pp. 106-119(14)
Authors: Kiser, Cheryl; Leipziger, Deborah; Shubert, J. Janelle

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Combining social value with business opportunity: A 360-degree approach
pp. 120-130(11)
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Serving new markets
pp. 131-141(11)
Authors: Kiser, Cheryl; Leipziger, Deborah; Shubert, J. Janelle

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Leadership and social value creation
pp. 142-155(14)
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Free Content Supplementary Material
pp. 156-164(9)
Authors: Kiser, Cheryl; Leipziger, Deborah; Shubert, J. Janelle

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