Scaling Social Impact: New Thinking

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Paul N. Bloom, Edward Skloot
Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 253 pages
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Many social entrepreneurs struggle to take successful, innovative programs that address social problems a local or limited basis and scale them up to expand their impact in a more widespread, deeper, and efficient way. The editors address this issue with a comprehensive collection of original papers written by leading scholars that offers the latest thinking about how to scale social impact successfully.

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Identifying the Drivers of Social Entrepreneurial
A Coordination Perspective
Scaling with Limited

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Paul N. Bloom is Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing in the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he is also serving as the Center’s Faculty Director.  His current research focus is on identifying the drivers of successful scaling of social entrepreneurial organizations.  Prior to coming to Duke in 2006, he had a long career doing research on how the field of marketing can contribute to societal welfare, doing work in consumer protection, antitrust, and social marketing.  Dr. Bloom is the author or co-author of more than 100 published articles, papers, book chapters, and books.  His books include Knowledge Development in Marketing: The MSI Experience (Lexington Books, 1987) and The Handbook of Marketing and Society (Sage Publications, 2001).   He holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University and earned the MBA degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  His undergraduate degree is from Lehigh University.  He formerly served as Professor of Marketing at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina (1984-2006) and held posts at the University of Maryland and the Marketing Science Institute.

Edward Skloot is founding Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society and Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at Duke University. Before coming to Duke in 2008, he was, for 18 years, President of the Surdna Foundation, one of the largest family philanthropies in the country. Skloot came to Surdna from the nonprofit consulting firm he founded (in 1980), New Ventures, whose mission was to help nonprofit organizations earn income and become self-sustaining. As such, he was part of the first wave of the social entrepreneurship movement. He also taught and wrote much of the early literature in the field. Skloot also has worked in senior executive positions in New York State and New York City government.