This technical note explores the broadening role of entrepreneurship both as an economic and social force. The students learn that as a separate problem solving methodology, entrepreneurship is teachable and applicable to a variety of issues of central importance to human welfare and social improvement. It is similar to the scientific method in its ability to produce both reach to the middle to yesterday’s goals and reasons to reject it in favor of the new ends unimagined before. In this sense, it is perv … Read more »

This technical note explores the broadening role of entrepreneurship both as an economic and social force. The students learn that as a separate problem solving methodology, entrepreneurship is teachable and applicable to a variety of issues of central importance to human welfare and social improvement. It is similar to the scientific method in its ability to produce both reach to the middle to yesterday’s goals and reasons to reject it in favor of the new ends unimagined before. In this sense, it penetrates and reaches into all areas of human hope of economic and social services in the definition of who we are and what we want for ourselves and the society we live in.
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Saras Sarasvathy,
S. Venkataraman
Source: Darden School of Business
11 pages.
Release Date: 28, August 2009. Prod #: UV2046-PDF-ENG
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