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Questions for Discussion

  • 1. What ethical issues should social entrepreneurs consider as they contemplate working with communities, particularly marginalized communities? Similarly, what ethical issues should be considered by communities approached by social entrepreneurs?
  • 2. In what ways is social entrepreneurship a more sustainable approach for community well-being when compared to traditional business models like corporate social responsibility?
  • 3. Collectivist societies are more likely to have a prevalence of social entrepreneurs than individualist societies. Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement.

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Christine Buzinde is an associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. Her research centers on the use of tourism as a tool for empowerment and well-being, particularly within marginalized communities. She focuses on evaluations of parameters indicative of advancements (or lack thereof) related to community well-being. Christine has conducted research within communities in Tanzania, Mexico, India, and the United States. Christine has published numerous articles in tourism studies, geographical, and cultural studies journals and she teaches graduate classes on advanced tourism theories and critical approaches to tourism policy and planning.

Gordon Shockley is an Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. He earned his doctorate in Public Policy at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy. His teaching and research interests concentrate on building the field of non-market entrepreneurship as well as contributing to the fields of public policy modeling. Before returning to academia, he worked for various levels of American government, including the finance division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the budget offices of Milwaukee County, Kentucky, and Missouri.

Kathleen Andereck is a Professor and director of the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the tourism experience from the perspective of both visitors and residents particularly as it applies to sustainable tourism. Dr. Andereck has done research work with a diversity of agencies at the federal and state level including the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service, the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Department of Transportation. Her work appears in numerous top-tier tourism journals and it has been presented at many national and international tourism conferences.

Edward Dee is a Ph.D. Student in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Mr. Dee’s research interests include Energy and Material Use, Policy and Governance, Innovative Community and Social Sustainable Enterprises, and Human-Environment interaction in Sustainable Tourism. His current research devises a framework that incorporates Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) or Dine Fundamental Law in sustainability science; and analysis of sustainable livelihood capabilities and assets that offers community-based Eco-tourism as possible solution option for Western Navajo chapters.

Peter Frank is an associate professor of economics and dean of Wingate University’s Porter B. Byrum School of Business. In 2012, Frank was a Fulbright scholar, teaching economics at a university in the former Soviet republic of Moldova. His focus was the economic and political systems of Eastern Europe. He has published research on topics such as business incubation in the Charlotte region, the institutionalization of venture capital, and functions of government in social entrepreneurship. He teaches courses at Wingate University in microeconomics, macroeconomics, business statistics, capitalism in U.S. economic history, and managerial economics.

 
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