Richard has experience of working on a number of research projects over the last
few years. The current research project he is working on is through the University
of Westminster titled ‘Incorporating Learning by Doing: Generating Funds for Social
Enterprises alongside Jane Chang and Hafid Benamraoui from Westminster Business School.
Abstract Current Research:
Incorporating Learning by Doing: Generating Funds for Social Enterprises
This paper provides the insights into the paradoxes faced in determining the relevant
pedagogic approaches to social entrepreneurship. It analyses how students, academics,
non academics, social entrepreneurs and business sponsors learn from the newly adopted
pedagogic approaches in the field of social entrepreneurship education. It examines
how students respond to this new pedagogic approach with respect to their entrepreneurial
skills development through the practice of revenue generation for the allied social
enterprises. This innovative approach of learning can be applied to the social entrepreneurship
teaching context by allowing students to experience the real time revenue generation
as a component of entrepreneurial learning. The article is based on action research
of a case which involves undergraduate students (nascent entrepreneurs) from different
courses working with academics, non academics, four social entrepreneurs and business
sponsors with the mission to improve the income generation of these enterprises.
The article contributes to the growing body of research in social entrepreneurship
education. The new learning approaches give high significance to what should be offered,
to whom and how it should be delivered and what is the appropriate working method
for the alliance.
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