Social innovation and entrepreneurship

25-27 November 2019 | Executive seminar

The scale of social and environmental problems drives a sense of urgency and a frustration with old recipes. These challenges have legitimized a collective quest for new solutions — innovations!

With this focus on innovation has come a tendency to adopt the language of markets and business, such as social ventures, hybrid business models, and impact investing. In this course, we will review current debates and new practices in the field of social innovation to evaluate whether and how innovation can drive progress and development. During the course we adopt the perspective of organizations that pursue social ends by relying on entrepreneurial means. We delve into the realities of organizations operating across issue domains and geographies and carefully examine their approaches to innovation, scaling, and impact. The course will also address social innovation and entrepreneurial activity as a relevant topic for the private, social and public sector.


This seminar is offered in the open enrolment programme and as part of the Executive MPA programme.


It can also be completed as part of the


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