Faculty Advisor

Banks, McRae C.

Abstract

Social entrepreneurship (SE) is the use of entrepreneurial principles to create sustainable social value. This study assesses the feasibility of initiating a SE program at WPI. Student surveys, a focus group, and faculty interviews demonstrated a general lack of understanding of SE. A deeper analysis, however, demonstrated that students and faculty members are interested in SE, especially in the form of sustainability and related fields. This study recommends the gradual implementation of a SE program through extracurricular and academic avenues.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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