This session is built around the proposition that certain attributes exist outside the boundaries of an organization but within a region that contributes to the competitiveness, viability, and effectiveness of an organization / new venture. This type of thinking is often applied to the analysis of entrepreneurial ecosystems. An ecosystem is an inter-connected collection of actors, institutions, social structures, and cultural values that produce social business activity. The ecosystem consisted of the interaction of social, political, economic and cultural drivers that support social business. Social business ecosystems exist at the interplay of non-profit, commercial / MNCs, local government, the federal government and civil society.
Dr. Muhammad Yunus has proposed social business as both organizations but also a system to reframe opportunity and relationships within society. This session undertakes the first step in an examination of actors, processes, cultural values and institutions that form part of the proposed social business ecosystem at the national and then supra-national levels.
This session is organized around two key speakers and an invited panel of discussants.
Note: Each speaker will speak for 20 minutes. The panel discussion will be for 50 minutes.