Is social entrepreneurship the way forward? The case of the livingin collective

Franz, Jill M. & Bitner, Grace (2011) Is social entrepreneurship the way forward? The case of the livingin collective. In Bichard, Jo-Anne & Myerson , Jeremy (Eds.) Include 2011 Proceedings : The Role of Inclusive Design, Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London.

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Social entrepreneurship can be conceived generally as a creative force born to address emergent or longstanding unfulfilled community needs occurring within or across the non-profit, business or government sectors. In this paper, we consider the current case study of a collective comprising a non-profit community organisation, pro-bono design group and university researchers and its attempts to negotiate the tension between social innovation and social entrepreneurship in order to address the lack of suitable options for independent living for individuals with disabilities and their families. With much of the developed world coming to terms with a rapidly aging population, and increased survival rates for individuals with disabilities, there has never been a more opportune time to consider work such as this which attempts to address social and market gaps in a socially innovative and inclusive way.

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ID Code: 50079
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social innovation, inclusive design
ISBN: 9781907342295
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Jill Franz & Grace Bitner
Deposited On: 03 May 2012 23:24
Last Modified: 04 May 2012 04:25

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