Clinical Associate Professor Gokul Mandayam and colleagues publish book, "Social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and social value creation: Relevance for contemporary social work practice"

Published June 17, 2019

Gokul Mandayam

Congratulations to Clinical Associate Professor Gokul Mandayam and his colleagues on the publication of their book, "Social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and social value creation: Relevance for contemporary social work practice."

Nandan, M., & Bent-Goodley, T.B., Mandayam, G. (Eds). (2019). Social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and social value creation: Relevance for contemporary social work practice. Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Book summary

Innovators. Pioneers. Change agents. Social entrepreneurs challenge the assumption that social good and entrepreneurialism are incompatible. Building on social workers’ long history of innovation promoting social justice and change for the common good, this informative book explores the trends, organizational practices, and broad system-level advances that drive contemporary social work.

Social Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, and Social Value Creation presents innovative, adaptable, and scalable strategies to complex social and human problems. Sharing their deep knowledge and personal experiences, the authors provide concepts, principles, skills, and practical examples of entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial social work across the globe. 

Using real-world scenarios throughout, the authors demonstrate how social innovation, entrepreneurship, and value chain approaches can shift from a business-only model to the core of social work practice. In every chapter, they show how social entrepreneurship can be applied to a specific area of practice, deeply connecting the related social work values and ethics to each enterprise.

Written for both existing and budding social entrepreneurs, this bold work demonstrates how to implement the innovative mezzo and macro practices that promote positive change.