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Title Complexity science and social entrepreneurship : adding social value through systems thinking / edited by Jeffrey A. Goldstein, James K. Hazy and Joyce Silberstang
Published Litchfield Park, AZ : ISCE Publishing, [2009]


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Description xxxiii, 612 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Series Exploring organizational complexity series ; v. 3
Exploring organizational complexity series ; v. 3
Contents Contents note continued: 12.Development Economics and Social Entrepreneurship: A Recursive Social Capital Accumulation Model / Rodrigo Zeidan -- Introduction -- Development Economics: A Historical Primer from the Perspective of a Developing Country -- Development Economics, Social Capital, Complexity and Network Theory -- Social Capital and the Lens of the Individual Agent -- Conclusions -- References -- 13.Social-Institutional Entrepreneurship at the Grameen Bank / Mohammad Imrul Kayes -- Introduction -- Institutional Entrepreneurship -- How Specific Villages Used Micro-Financing: Who Did What? -- What Role Did the Villagers Play? -- Grameen Credit -- Who Led the Projects in the Village? What Were the Steps? -- Mode of Operation -- A Simultaneous Social Development Agenda -- Participation of Women -- Changing Social Relationships and Social Networks in the Villages and between the Villages, the Larger Towns, and Cities -- The Daily Operations of Grameen Bank --
Contents note continued: 18.Observing and Learning from Social Entrepreneurship: Transparency, Organizational Structure, and the Role of Leadership / Constance D. Porter -- Introduction -- Context for this Study -- Social Entrepreneurship -- Social Entrepreneurship and Social Change -- The Participating Organizations -- American Youthworks -- Basic Needs Coalition of Central Texas -- Summary of the Two Cases -- A Systems Theory Perspective -- The Mink-Dietz Model -- Methodology -- Systemic Intervention Course -- Case Selection -- Data Collection and Analysis -- The Two-Cases Reviewed -- Case Studies---Data Analysis -- Case 1 American YouthWorks -- Relationships -- Valid Information -- Context and Shared Understanding -- Case 2 Basic Needs Coalition -- Relationships -- Valid Information -- Context and Shared Understanding -- Thematic Issues -- Need for Internal Collaboration -- Connection to the Community -- Leadership -- Organizational Structure -- Process Transparency --
Contents note continued: 25.Spiritual Resources for Change in Hard Places: A Values-Driven Social Entrepreneurship Theory of Change / Jennifer W. Kwong -- Introduction -- The Theory of Change -- The Context: Hard Places -- The People: Indigenous Servant Leaders -- The Core Values: Stability at the Edge of Chaos -- The Case for Values -- Values in a Pluralistic World -- Values for Promoting Development -- The Visions: Dreams for the Poor -- Inspired and Inspiring: Does the Vision Inspire Sacrifice in the Face of Chaos? -- Good News to the Last and Least: Do the Last and Least in Hard Places Recognize the Vision as Relevant, Good News? -- The Pursuit of Unity in Diversity: Does the Vision Invite All to Participate and Call All to Change? -- The Operating Model: Fostering Adaptive Leadership -- Recognize -- Accompany -- Equip -- Invest -- Buffer -- Network -- Conclusion -- Appendix: The Case of Coffee and Kids at the Edge of Chaos -- Recognize -- Accompany -- Equip -- Invest --
Contents note continued: 6.Complexity, Systems Thinking, and Social Entrepreneurship: A Future of Possibilities / Joyce Silberstang -- Introduction: Responding to a World in Need -- Beyond Inspiration -- Heroics is Not Enough -- The Key Role of Social Networks -- Social Connectivity, Rich Information, and Network Dependent Learning -- Heterarchy -- The Perspective of Complex Adaptive Systems -- Dynamical Systems and Attractors -- Dynamical Systems and Social Entrepreneurship -- Stability and Attractors in Dynamical Systems -- Convergence Toward Attractors -- Generative Dynamics and Divergence Within Attractors -- Unifying Organizing Dynamics Across Systems -- Self-Organization, the Dynamics of Requisite Complexity, and Emergence -- Emergence and Social Innovation -- How Social Entrepreneurship Constructs Social Value -- Social Entrepreneurship and Social Value -- Conclusion: Theory Informing Practice for a Brighter Future -- References --
Contents note continued: 7.Toward Systemic Societal Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Theories, and Methods / Sara Nora Ross -- Introduction -- Questions for an Action Agenda -- A Way Forward -- To Meet a Three-Fold Demand -- Systemic Social Complexity: A Case in Point -- Social Complexity and the Genesis of Informed Social Capital -- Systems Thinking and Complex Causation -- Increases in Complexity as the Core of Innovation -- A Theory of Systemic Social Change -- The Role of Decision Making in Societal Entrepreneurship -- Complexity Science-Based Decision-Making Methods -- Conclusion -- Afterword -- References -- 8.How to Construct a Sustainable Meta-System: Applying Stafford Beer's Systems Approach for Organizational Transformation / Elizabeth Vidal Arizabaleta -- Introduction: Institutional Analysis -- Organizational Reconfiguration of UNAD as a Meta-System -- UNAD as a Meta-System -- Enabling the Transformation -- Conclusion -- References --
Contents note continued: 9.A Case Study of Applying SSM in Community Revitalization / Mike France -- Introduction -- Current Practices in Community Development and Alternative Systems Thinking Approaches -- A Brief Analysis of the Traditional Community Development Literature and of Current Practices in This Area -- Alternative Approaches to Community Development: Systems Thinking and Complexity Theory -- Community Development and Systems Thinking -- Brief Comments on Soft Systems Methodology -- Some Comparisons Between SSM and Complexity Theory -- Case Background Summary -- Methods Applied in the Intervention -- Data Collection -- Justification of Methods -- A Brief Account of the Intervention -- Conclusions: Importance and Relevance of the Research -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 10.The Complexity of Social Entrepreneurship Systems: Social Change by the Collective / Gayatri Pandit -- Introduction -- Defining Social Entrepreneurship -- Complex Adaptive Systems --
Contents note continued: Buffer -- Network -- Challenges and Prospects -- References -- 26.Social Entrepreneurship as a Performance Landscape: The Case of ̀Front Line' / Gemma Donnelly-Cox -- Introduction -- Definition of Social Entrepreneurship -- The Case of Front Line: Social Entrepreneurship in Human Rights -- 1998-2001: Setting the context for the formation of Front Line -- 2000-2001: Formation of Front Line -- 2002-2003: Developing Front Line's mission and establishing the ̀Dublin Platform' -- Direct assistance -- Publications -- Advocacy -- 2004-2007: Governance, Performance and Legitimacy -- Governance -- Performance Measurement and Evaluation -- Legitimacy -- Front Line and the Human Rights ̀Performance Landscape' -- The Argument for the ̀Performance Landscape' Framework -- The ̀Performance Landscape' for Human Rights NGOs -- Agents in the ̀System' of Social Entrepreneurship -- Summary Analysis of the Case as an Example of a Performance Landscape -- Conclusion --
Contents note continued: Classes of Behavior and Structural Properties of the Sociomatrix -- The Role of the Initial Sociomatrix -- Total Mutual Knowledge -- n-Neighbor Knowledge -- Previously Observed Sociomatrix -- Group Selection Behavior -- Effort Selection Behavior -- Social Entrepreneurship Behavior -- Results -- Conclusions and Further Research -- References -- pt. 5 Social Change and Collective Identity -- 21.The Emergence of Collective Identity as a Means for Creating and Sustaining Social Value / Joyce Silberstang -- Introduction -- The Complex Challenges of Social Entrepreneurship -- Collective Identity -- The Merging of Identities -- Building a Collective Identity through Micro-Enactments -- Joining and Leaving Groups and Collectives -- Recognize/Imitate -- Ignore / Defect -- Interactions within Groups and Collectives -- Initiate -- Accept -- Negotiate -- Question / Synthesize -- Reject -- An Emergence Model of Collective Identity --
Contents note continued: Collective Identity as Coarse-Grain Resolution Models for Statistical Prediction -- Iterated Attempts to Control Environment -- Intra-Generational Learning, Adaptation and Evolution -- Intra-Generational Learning -- Evolutionary Selection -- Collective Identities: Challenges and Cautions for Social Entrepreneurs -- The Merging of Collective Identities -- Tangled Networks and Interaction Paralysis -- Tangled Networks -- Interaction Paralysis -- Conclusion -- References -- 22.A Spiral of Innovation Framework for Social Entrepreneurship: Social Innovation at the Generational Divide in an Indigenous Context / Christine Woods -- Introduction -- Background -- Social Innovation in an Indigenous Context -- Case Study Illustration -- Theoretical insights -- Concluding Comments -- References -- 23.Creative Interaction in Culturally Diverse Groups / Li Choy Chong -- Introduction: In Need of Creativity -- Case Description: The SEED Program --
Contents note continued: Conclusions and Recommendations -- Examining Social Entrepreneurial Organizations -- Operationalization of the Dietz-Mink Model -- References -- 19.Social Entrepreneurship in the Context of the Romanian Transitional Economy / Ovidiu Bordean -- Introduction -- Criteria for Identifying Social Entrepreneurship -- Social Problem -- Transparency -- Social mission -- Skills Required -- An Innovative Activity -- Sustainability -- Research Goals and Methodology -- The Context of NGOs in Cluj County -- The Roma and Social Enterprise in Cluj county -- Discussions and Conclusions -- References -- 20.Social Entrepreneurship Effects on the Emergence of Cooperation in Networks / Ugo Merlone -- Introduction -- The Model -- Interaction Formalization -- The Computational Model -- Communication and Discussion among Agents -- Individual Diversity in Social Interaction and Social Entrepreneurship -- Game Interaction --
Contents note continued: Cross Cultural Context -- Occasion for Interaction -- Data Gathering -- Documentation and Analysis -- Literature Review: Value in Diversity -- Literature Review: Creativity -- Alternative Lens: Creativity in Emergence -- Framework for Analyzing the SEED Program -- Disequilibrium State -- Amplifying Actions State -- Recombining and Self-Organizing State -- Stabilizing Feedback State -- Result Discussion -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 24.Evolution of an Organic Champion: Social Entrepreneurship, Complexity Theory and Leadership in Transition---A Croatian Case / Paul Stubbs -- Introduction -- The Croatian Context -- Case Study of an Organic Champion: Zeljko Mavrovic -- Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership -- A Complex Systems Approach -- Concluding Reflections: From Static To Dynamic Modelling? -- References --
Contents note continued: Making a Market for Social Value Risk that is Analogous with Capital Markets -- A Tentative Proposal: Markets for Trading Social Services -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- pt. 4 Social Networks and Cross-Sector Alliances -- 15.Social Networks and Urban Poverty Reduction: A Critical Assessment of Programs in Brazil and the United States with Recommendations for the Future / Rodrigo M. Zeidan -- Introduction: Inattention to Social Network Connectivity as a Common Lack Across a Hemispheric Divide -- The Two Poverty Reduction Arenas -- Poverty Reduction Policies and the Neglect of Social Network Connectivity -- Critique of Urban Poverty Reduction Policies: An Internal Focus which Further Marginalizes the Urban Poor -- The Case of Favela-Bairro -- Favelas in Brazil -- Favela Revitalization -- Poverty and Workforce Development in the US -- Federal Legislation and Workforce Development in the United States --
Contents note continued: Measurable Impact of Grameen Microfinance in Bangladesh -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 14.Toward a Theory of Social Value Creation: Individual Agency and the Use of Information Within Nested Dynamical Systems / Mariano Torras -- Introduction -- Nested Dynamical Systems and Information -- Stability and Destabilizing Feedback -- Convergence Toward Attractors -- Fluctuations and Divergence Within Attractors -- Information and an Organization's Future Prospects -- Economic Value Creation As A Model -- The Nature of a Cash Flow -- Discounting for Present Versus Future Value -- Fluctuations Complicate the Models and Calculations -- Economic Value Creation in Dynamical Systems -- DCF and Dynamical Systems -- Bifurcation and Qualitative Change -- Ordering Forces in the Environment -- Social Value Creation -- Social Value as Ensuring Continuing Access to Necessary Resources -- Assessing Risk in the Delivery of Future Social Value --
Contents note continued: Medical Pathways: A Workforce Development Program in New York City -- Towards a New Framework for Urban Poverty Reduction Policies -- The Dynamics of Social Networks and Poverty Reduction -- The Complex Dynamics of Social Networks -- Emergence, Innovation, the Marginal, and "Weak Ties" -- Types of Social Networks -- Distributed Intelligence and "Smart" Networks -- Connecting the Poor and Non-poor through Greater Social Network Connectivity -- Social Network Clustering and Increasing Marginalization -- Creating Smaller out of Larger Worlds -- Constructing Real Social Networking -- Conclusion: Social Network Dynamics and Strategies to Reduce Urban Poverty -- References -- 16.Adaptive Responsibilities: Nonlinear Interactions in Cross Sector Social Partnerships / Maria May Seitanidi -- Introduction -- Social Entrepreneurship and Cross Sector Social Partnerships as Complex Adaptive Systems -- Interactive Multi-Level Change in CSSPs: Learning from Failure --
Contents note continued: Methods -- Case Selection -- Data Collection and Analysis -- The Challenge of Multi-Level Case Analysis -- Results and analysis -- Intentional Versus Unintentional Change in Social NPO-BUS Partnerships -- A Missed Opportunity? -- Conclusion: Moving from Reactive and Proactive to Adaptive Responsibilities -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 17.An Exploratory Study of Cross-Sector Partnerships in Canada Using Complex Systems Thinking / Jessica Mankowski -- Introduction -- Adaptive Cross-sector Partnerships -- Positive Partnerships -- Partnership Drivers -- Partnerships in Canada -- Methods -- A Complex Systems View of Partnership Behavior -- Complex Systems Thinking -- The Alberta System -- History of Cross-sector Collaboration -- Stable Provincial Political Climate -- Energy-Based Economy -- Discussion -- Conclusions and Areas for Further Research -- Acknowledgements -- References --
Contents note continued: Next steps -- References -- 27.Social Entrepreneurs Engage in Adaptation: Twin Virtues for Leading Complex Adaptive Systems / Merwyn L. Strate -- Introduction -- The Aim of a Complex Adaptive System -- Humility -- Openness -- Maturing toward Greater Adaptability -- Lessons for the social entrepreneur -- References
Contents note continued: Social Enterprise as Algorithm -- The Social Enterprise Bubble -- Rhetorical Turbulence -- Limit Factors -- Social Enterprise as Transitional Form -- The Emergence of Civil Society -- The Emergence of Corporate Identity -- The Emergence of Social Enterprise -- Conclusion -- References -- 4.Social Entrepreneurship and Complexity Models / Said Malki -- Introduction -- Social Entrepreneurship: Definition and Characteristics -- Analysis of Complexity in Social Enterprises -- Embedded Social Enterprise -- Integrated Social Enterprises -- External Social Enterprises -- Conclusion -- References -- 5.Seeking the Robust Core of Social Entrepreneurship Theory / Steven E. Wallis -- Importance of Social Entrepreneurship -- Perspectives -- Knowledge Management Perspective -- Complexity Theory Perspective -- The Structure of Theory -- Robustness of Theory -- First Study An Interdisciplinary Set of Theories --
Contents note continued: Sources and Foci of Social Entrepreneurship Theory Before This Volume -- Core and Belt of Social Entrepreneurship Theory Before This Volume -- Robustness of the Field of Social Entrepreneurship Theory Before this Volume -- Opportunities to Increase Robustness of Social Entrepreneurship Theory Before this Volume -- Second Study Analysis of CT Based SE Theory -- Sources and Foci in Complexity Theory Analysis -- Core and Belt in Complexity Theory Analysis -- Robustness of Field in Complexity Theory Analysis -- Critical Comparison of Two Fields -- Sources and Foci in the Combined Analysis -- Core and Belt in the Combined Analysis -- Robustness in the Combined Analysis -- Opportunities to Increase Robustness through the Combined Analysis -- One Robust Theory---What Must Come Next? -- Reflections on the Present Process -- Conclusion -- References -- pt. 2 A Complexity Paradigm for Social Entrepreneurship --
Contents note continued: The Argument: Social Entrepreneurship Systems are Complex Adaptive Systems -- Emergence of Novel Social Solutions -- Sustaining Social Entrepreneurship Actions -- System Tensions and Social Entrepreneurship -- Conclusions -- References -- pt. 3 Economic Impact and Social Value Creation -- 11.Social Entrepreneurship, Social Value, and the Environmental "Big Push": Some Remarks / Mariano Torras -- Introduction -- The Problem -- Shareholder value and its limitations -- Our Fetish with Quantitative Indicators -- Belief in the Linear Stages Hypothesis of Economic Development Theory -- Externalities -- Delinking of Economic Theory from the Physical World -- Disregard for Complexity in Economic Analyses -- The Diagnosis -- Solutions -- Change in Relative Scarcity of Factors -- Social Value and the Triple Bottom Line -- Conclusion -- References --
Machine generated contents note: 1.Editorial: Liberating ̀Our Better Angels' / Joyce Silberstang -- Introduction -- Section Headings and Their Chapters -- pt. 1 Defining and Redefining Social Entrepreneurship -- pt. 2 A Complexity Paradigm for Social Entrepreneurship -- pt. 3 Economic Impact and Social Value Creation -- pt. 4 Social Networks and Cross-Sector Alliances -- pt. 5 Collective Identity and Social Change -- Conclusion: A New Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Complexity at Adelphi University -- pt. 1 Defining and Redefining Social Entrepreneurship -- 2.The Social Entrepreneurship Matrix as a "Tipping Point" for Economic Change / Brenda L. Massetti -- Introduction -- Social Entrepreneurship Defined -- Social Commerce Defined -- The Social Entrepreneurship Matrix -- Conclusion -- 3.Social Entrepreneurship as an Algorithm: Is Social Enterprise Sustainable? / Jeff Trexler -- Introduction -- Defining Social Enterprise -- The One and the Many Problem --
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Complexity (Philosophy)
Social entrepreneurship.
Author Goldstein, Jeffrey, 1949-
Hazy, James K.
Silberstang, Joyce.
Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Philanthropy Collection
LC no. 2009935489
ISBN 0984216405
Other Titles Complexity science & social entrepreneurship