(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
In this course, students will be equally introduced to theories and practical understanding of private initiatives for public purpose. Current social realities have generated a paradigm shift in relation to the interface of business and society. This new paradigm sees innovation and market models as venues to address social challenges. The course explores the foundations of the social economy and relates them to the necessary entrepreneurial thinking of organizational structures and operating systems. Students will be exposed to the social context of social enterprises through service learning or other experiential activities.