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Developing Authentic Leadership and Fostering Social Entrepreneurial Innovation


Knox, M and Crawford, J and Kelder, J-A, Developing Authentic Leadership and Fostering Social Entrepreneurial Innovation, Reshaping Entrepreneurship Education With Strategy and Innovation, IGI Global, AO Ayandibu (ed), United States, pp. 262-292. ISBN 9781799831716 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-3171-6.ch013


Despite their inherent complexity, social entrepreneurs seek to create social innovation to stem society's wicked problems. To do so requires a balanced consideration of varying social expectations, all while trying to lead a sustainable enterprise. Educators look to equip the social entrepreneur with the right skills and mindset; with program failure, sadly, more common than not. This chapter seeks to explore the commonalities of such failures, highlighting the importance of behavioral development and facilitating an effective learning environment. Following an investigation into the notion of social entrepreneurship, authentic leadership is identified as a response some of the shortcomings of contemporary entrepreneurship education. The incorporation of authentic leader behaviors in entrepreneurial education can offer an injection as the social entrepreneur seeks to address the various challenges of social enterprise.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:social entrepreneurial education, authentic leadership, sustainable
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Knox, M (Mr Matthew Knox)
UTAS Author:Crawford, J (Dr Joseph Crawford)
UTAS Author:Kelder, J-A (Dr Jo-Anne Kelder)
ID Code:141180
Year Published:2021 (online first 2020)
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2020-09-30
Last Modified:2021-07-15

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