GE1218 - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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Course Aims

Have you thought about how to ‘Make a Difference’ in life by ‘Doing Well and Doing Good’? Embrace this imagination; it’s not an impossible dream. The forces of globalization and the acceleration of change in our social ecosystem require citizens today to have the vision and adopt the mission of ‘social innovation’ to drive change. In the past two decades, interest in the ideas of ‘social entrepreneurship’ and ‘social enterprise’ has risen sharply both in Hong Kong and worldwide. Social enterprise, put simply, is a business with a social objective. It is like starting a business but, unlike commercial business, it is about innovative solutions to social problems and needs. Rather than leaving the problems to the government or business, social entrepreneurs are change agents who take up the responsibility to drive for a better world. The study of ‘social entrepreneurship’ adopts a multi-disciplinary approach: combining humanities, social sciences, public sector management, business practices, creative communications and technology. It is a fast-growing discipline taken up in many world universities.


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