Bill Drayton’s ‘Ashoka’: The Social Entrepreneur’s ‘Social Enterprise’


Code : SEP0011

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Industry : General Business

Region : UK

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Abstract: Transformation in global society took place after the Industrial Revolution of UK in 1700. The Industrial Revolution divided the society into two unequal sectors -- business and social. While the business sector grew at a rapid rate, the other half of the society lagged behind. However, the situation began to change slowly when from 1980 the social entrepreneurship concept began to become popular. Bill Drayton (Drayton), the founder of Ashoka, was the person primarily responsible for the popularisation of the concept of social entrepreneurship. He established Ashoka in 1980 to support individuals involved in this field of social entrepreneurship. The enterprise first seeks to find out leading social entrepreneurs across the world, who are then provided financial support to assist in their mission to solve social problems. These members are responsible for bringing major social changes in their respective fields.

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Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the negligence of social sector after the Industrial Revolution
  • To discuss the changes that took place in the social sector from the year 1980
  • To understand Ashoka's model of social development and Bill Drayton's efforts to provide a fillip to the social sector
  • To debate the sustainability of social entrepreneurship

    Keywords :Entrepreneurship Case Study, Social enterprise, Social entrepreneurship, Business sector, Social sector, Ashoka, Bill Drayton, Social achievements, Ashoka Fellows, Social changes, Change maker

    Contents :
    » Inception of Ashoka
    » Ashoka: Bill Drayton’s Social Enterprise

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