OB Frontiers of Social Innovation
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Frontiers of Social Innovation
Graduate School of Business
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Non Profits : As many lawyers practice public interest law through or with nonprofit organizations, it's important for students interested in this area to have a solid understanding of how such organizations work. Students should consider taking 1 or more courses that offer perspectives on social entrepreneurship and the strategic management of non-profits.
General course Description:
This seminar will explore socially innovative organizations that are working across the traditional borders between government, business, and social sector. A well-known example would be Grameen Bank which engages in microlending and earns normal market-level returns but organizes itself to improve the lives of the poorest of the poor (thus applying business principles in the service of a social sector goal). There are hundreds more organizations that are less well known but are pursuing innovative strategies. During the course you will study these socially innovative organizations and prepare case studies that good enough for publication in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and for use in classrooms. Case studies might consider issues of strategy, mission, organization, or marketing. The course would be a 4-unit elective (2 units in Winter and 2 in the Spring), with completion of all four units required. It will meet 8 times each quarter. During Winter quarter we will discuss soci
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