Voluntas (2017) 28:2814–2816 DOI 10.1007/s11266-016-9766-4 BOOK REVIEW Barinaga Ester, Social Entrepreneurship: Cases and Concepts Studentlitteratur AB, Lund, 2014, pp. 201, Kr. 237,00. 1,2 Andrea Bassi Published online: 25 July 2016 International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University 2016 Background of the Authors The author is a professor in Social Entrepreneurship at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School. Purpose and Organization of the Book The book is organized in two autonomous but interrelated parts and contains sixteen chapters (eight in each part that are mirroring each other). The author choose eight topics (issues, aspects) of the management of a social entrepreneurship: starting up, scaling up, building partnership, mission drift, conﬂict resolution, rethinking scale, social value/social impact assessment, and application for funds. Each of these issues is illustrated in the ﬁrst part of the book (Cases in Social Entrepreneurship) using the technique of the ‘‘case study’’ narrative, taking as an example a ‘‘real’’ case of a ‘‘concrete’’ social enterprise in Stockholm. However, in the second part of the book (Concepts in Social Entrepreneurship) the same topics are analyzed from a more theoretical point of view implying some key sociological concepts, such as
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