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The Resource Social intrapreneurism and all that jazz : how business innovators are helping to build a more sustainable world, David Grayson, Melody McLaren and Heiko Spitzeck, (electronic resource)

Social intrapreneurism and all that jazz : how business innovators are helping to build a more sustainable world, David Grayson, Melody McLaren and Heiko Spitzeck, (electronic resource)

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Social intrapreneurism and all that jazz : how business innovators are helping to build a more sustainable world
Title
Social intrapreneurism and all that jazz
Title remainder
how business innovators are helping to build a more sustainable world
Statement of responsibility
David Grayson, Melody McLaren and Heiko Spitzeck
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Language
eng
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1955-
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Grayson, David
Dewey number
338/.04
LC call number
HD60
LC item number
.G725 2014
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Social entrepreneurship
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  • * Identifies the mind-sets and skills that have helped social intrapreneurs to be successful* Reveals how creative social innovators are improvising alliances* The first book to focus on how intrapreneurs are changing business for the good from the inside of large organizations* Based on years of research from the Cranfield School of ManagementIn response to the world's rapidly-growing social, economic and environmental challenges, a growing wave of "social intrapreneurs" are harnessing the power of large companies to create new business solutions to address societal problems.Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz reveals how these highly creative social innovators are improvising alliances across, as well as beyond, their companies to create micro-insurance products for low-income people; offer delivery services to millions of small businesses in slums around the world; develop alternative-energy solutions inside a major gas and oil corporation; partner with a Brazilian community to produce new natural care products; establish a "green" advertising network within a major media company; apply engineering expertise to help alleviate poverty and much more - all while generating commercial value for their companies.Distilling insights from interviews with social intrapreneurs, their colleagues and experts around the world, the authors bring to life how business can be about more than just maximizing profit. They identify the mind-sets, behaviors and skills that have helped successful social intrapreneurs journey from initial idea to roll-out by their company - and some of the pitfalls. They also tell the stories of the intrapreneurs' managers and other colleagues who helped them get there, by providing support to help bring projects to fruition.Perhaps the most important lesson from this book is that, in contrast with the prevailing Western business archetype of the solitary entrepreneurial hero, successful social intrapreneurs do not act alone to achieve success. Although their journeys may be lonely at times and require considerable hard work while working "against the grain" of large conventional businesses, successful social intrapreneurs are, above all, great communicators who inspire others to join them in achieving a higher purpose beyond the realms of conventional business.Drawing on the metaphors of ensemble jazz music-making, the authors describe how "woodshedding", "jamming", "paying your dues", being a "sideman", joining and building a "band" but, above all, "listening" to what is happening in business and the wider world - are all part of the life of a successful social intrapreneurism project.Whether you're an aspiring social intrapreneur who wants to change the world while keeping your day job, or want to renew the entrepreneurial spirit of your own company, this book is for you
  • * Identifies the mind-sets and skills that have helped social intrapreneurs to be successful* Reveals how creative social innovators are improvising alliances* The first book to focus on how intrapreneurs are changing business for the good from the inside of large organizations* Based on years of research from the Cranfield School of Management In response to the world's rapidly-growing social, economic and environmental challenges, a growing wave of "social intrapreneurs" are harnessing the power of large companies to create new business solutions to address societal problems. Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz reveals how these highly creative social innovators are improvising alliances across, as well as beyond, their companies to create micro-insurance products for low-income people; offer delivery services to millions of small businesses in slums around the world; develop alternative-energy solutions inside a major gas and oil corporation; partner with a Brazilian community to produce new natural care products; establish a "green" advertising network within a major media company; apply engineering expertise to help alleviate poverty and much more - all while generating commercial value for their companies. Distilling insights from interviews with social intrapreneurs, their colleagues and experts around the world, the authors bring to life how business can be about more than just maximizing profit. They identify the mind-sets, behaviors and skills that have helped successful social intrapreneurs journey from initial idea to roll-out by their company - and some of the pitfalls. They also tell the stories of the intrapreneurs' managers and other colleagues who helped them get there, by providing support to help bring projects to fruition. Perhaps the most important lesson from this book is that, in contrast with the prevailing Western business archetype of the solitary entrepreneurial hero, successful social intrapreneurs do not act alone to achieve success. Although their journeys may be lonely at times and require considerable hard work while working "against the grain" of large conventional businesses, successful social intrapreneurs are, above all, great communicators who inspire others to join them in achieving a higher purpose beyond the realms of conventional business. Drawing on the metaphors of ensemble jazz music-making, the authors describe how "woodshedding", "jamming", "paying your dues", being a "sideman", joining and building a "band" but, above all, "listening" to what is happening in business and the wider world - are all part of the life of a successful social intrapreneurism project. Whether you're an aspiring social intrapreneur who wants to change the world while keeping your day job, or want to renew the entrepreneurial spirit of your own company, this book is for you
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Social intrapreneurism and all that jazz : how business innovators are helping to build a more sustainable world, David Grayson, Melody McLaren and Heiko Spitzeck, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index
Contents
  • Enabling environment inside companies
  • 5.
  • External enabling environment
  • 6.
  • Impacts of social intrapreneurism
  • 7.
  • Recommendations and practical tips
  • 8.
  • The way ahead
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • How social intrapreneurs are rising to global business and social challenges
  • 2.
  • Understanding individual social intrapreneurs
  • 3.
  • How companies react
  • 4.
  • Enabling environment inside companies
  • 5.
  • External enabling environment
  • 6.
  • Impacts of social intrapreneurism
  • 7.
  • Recommendations and practical tips
  • 8.
  • The way ahead
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • How social intrapreneurs are rising to global business and social challenges
  • 2.
  • Understanding individual social intrapreneurs
  • 3.
  • How companies react
  • 4.
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001191395
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unknown
Isbn
9781783530724
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014469501
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001191395
Label
Social intrapreneurism and all that jazz : how business innovators are helping to build a more sustainable world, David Grayson, Melody McLaren and Heiko Spitzeck, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index
Contents
  • Enabling environment inside companies
  • 5.
  • External enabling environment
  • 6.
  • Impacts of social intrapreneurism
  • 7.
  • Recommendations and practical tips
  • 8.
  • The way ahead
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • How social intrapreneurs are rising to global business and social challenges
  • 2.
  • Understanding individual social intrapreneurs
  • 3.
  • How companies react
  • 4.
  • Enabling environment inside companies
  • 5.
  • External enabling environment
  • 6.
  • Impacts of social intrapreneurism
  • 7.
  • Recommendations and practical tips
  • 8.
  • The way ahead
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • How social intrapreneurs are rising to global business and social challenges
  • 2.
  • Understanding individual social intrapreneurs
  • 3.
  • How companies react
  • 4.
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001191395
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781783530724
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014469501
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001191395

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