76969 - Social Entrepreneurship

Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Docente: Giulio Ecchia
  • Credits: 6
  • SSD: SECS-P/01
  • Language: English
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Forli
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Economics and management (cod. 9203)

    Also valid for Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Management for Social Economy (cod. 8843)

Learning outcomes

This course aims to provedi students economic tools to understand the functioning and the development of social enterprises. At the end  of the course the student is able to: analyse the relationship between economic theory and social entrepreneurship; b) analyse the relationship between social enterprises and economic policies; c) discuss the relationship between social enterprises and economic development.

Course contents

1. Defining Social Entrepreneurship: a broad concept with different meanings.

2. Economic and Managerial theories of entrepreneurship.

3. The European approach to social enterprise and social economy.

4. Social Entrepreneurship in Italy: an overview.

5. Social Innovation

6. Case studies


Nicholls, A (2007), “Social Entrepreneurship. New models of sustainable social change”(Introduction), Oxford University Press.

Other references will be provided during the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars

Assessment methods

Written exam (one hour).

Evalutation of written exam:

<18 failed

19-23 sufficient

24-27 good

28-30 very good

30 cum laude Excellent

Teaching tools

Slides and other teaching materials will be available during the course.

Office hours

See the website of Giulio Ecchia