Session Details: Session 1025

Social Entrepreneurship and Development

Track H

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2008


Time: 15:00 – 16:15

Common Ground

Room: MLT4

Shubhro Sen, Bentley University
Sheryl Winston Smith, Temple University

Title: Alternative Livelihoods for Women Empowerment & Decent Work – Experiential Inputs from IGP on Process Innovations


  • Rampalli Raya, Pondicherry University

This paper maps a disruptive process innovation that ran pilot income generating programs for women empowerment through alternative livelihoods in South India. It also tries to provide an insight into how disruptive innovations for the bottom of the pyramid [bop] ignite new income generating processes. The paper includes, among others, an illustration of disruptive technology. These women at the beginning of the program are the prisoners of feudalistic system and know no decision making to recognize and improve their role in their family, among their peers, in their societal and political milieu. After the program with process innovation on, they transformed into determined players in their own life, in their neighborhood through political participation and economic well-being through IGP.

Title: An Emerging Social Entrepreneur: Raj Kunwar Jat


  • Jyotsna Bhatnagar, Management Development Institute

The current paper explores a case of a social entrepreneur and the innovative, proactive strategies she utilizes to generate social and financial capital for her village, as a village Woman head/sarpanch. An emerging action oriented leader at the grass root level who portrays self belief; burning desire to fulfill her mission of transforming her village to a Nirmal Gram. With team effort, self empowerment; resilience; demonstrated exemplary leadership competence; strategic communication and counselling skills she emerges as a fund raiser and an agent of social change for her village. The case demonstrates a combination of innovation; resourcefulness and opportunity by this social entrepreneur. Implications for organizations unable to fund the village despite triple bottom line reporting are discussed. Future directions of research for the emerging social role of HR

Title: An Insight Into The Emergence Of Women-owned Businesses As An Economic Force In India


  • SP Singh, Rai Business School

During the last two decades, Indian women have entered the field of entrepreneurship in increasing numbers. With the emergence and growth of their businesses, they have contributed to the Indian economy & society. These women entrepreneurs have entered many industries and sectors. Many of the earlier obstacles to their success have been removed, yet some still remain. Further, there has been much progress in the training and development of women entrepreneurs within public policy and academic programs.

This paper examines issues like why do women undertake entrepreneurship in India? what factors influence the strategic growth of women-owned businesses in India? what are the characteristics of Indian women entrepreneurs and their businesses? what have been the greatest obstacles and challenges for women entrepreneurs in India ?

Title: Micro Finance and SHGs: A Case of SHGs Linked With Indian Bank in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh


  • Aparna Yerramilli, Engineering Staff College of India

The proposed study is aimed at assessing the performance of SHGs both in terms of the socio economic development of the concerned beneficiaries, as well as the performance of SHGs as a group. The study is concerned with the SHG - Bank Linkage program of Indian Bank in the Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Title: Microfinance & Society: Case of India


  • Rashmi Singh, IIM Bangalore

By providing access to financial services, microfinance plays an important role in the fight against the many aspects of poverty but knowledge about their impacts is partial and contested. Individuals around the poverty line are vulnerable to shocks such as illness of a wage earner, weather, theft, or other such events. These shocks produce a huge claim on the limited financial resources of the family unit, and, absent effective financial services, can drive a family so much deeper into poverty. Micro finance has been present in India since the 1970s due to the sheer size of the population living in poverty. This paper would analyze the impact of micro finance in India to find out the obstacles which is faced by the people to reach for micro finance.

Title: Social Entrepreneurship - A New Look at the People and the Potential in India


  • SP Singh, Rai Business School

Social entrepreneurship is an emerging approach for dealing with complex social needs. With its emphasis on problem-solving and social innovation, socially entrepreneurial activities blur the traditional boundaries between the public, private and non-profit sector, and emphasize hybrid models of for-profit and non-profit activities. This paper provides an overview on social entrepreneurship in the light of growing expectations and support for radically new and effective ways of dealing with pressing social problems in India. The paper begins with the examination of contextual factors influencing the emergence and development of social entrepreneurship. It further focuses on successful social entrepreneurial ventures in India. The paper finally concludes with some opportunities for social entrepreneurship’s contribution for sustainable development in India.

All Sessions in Track H...

Sat: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1019: Value Creation and Innovation through Public-Private Partnerships
Sat: 13:30 – 14:45
Session 1024: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Rural and Low-income Communities
Sun: 15:00 – 16:15
Session 1025: Social Entrepreneurship and Development

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India Initiative

2008 Special Conference

2010 Bangalore Workshop

2011 Calcutta Workshop