Risky Business examines the impact — both financial and non-financial — of entrepreneurial activities on small social change organizations.
An important contribution to the growing debate on “social return on investment,” Risky Business uses analyses of 45 social enterprise cases from 15 countries to examine impact in terms of financial performance, mission/values, organizational culture, relations with stakeholders, etc.
Risky Business challenges many of the assumptions made about performance “measurement” and “metrics,” pointing out the unique challenges of quantifying and qualifying the financial and social impacts of social enterprise.
“Risky Business is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on social enterprise . . . if you only read one book on this increasingly important subject, make it this one.”
- Lisa Cannon review in Alliance Magazine (June 2004)
(290 pages; 176 mm x 250 mm).
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