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Book details
  • SubGenre:Entrepreneurship
  • Language:English
  • Pages:162
  • eBook ISBN:9798350949261
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350948431

Harmony in Impact

Navigating Tensions in Social Entrepreneurship

by Usha Chaudhary

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"Harmony in Impact: Navigating Tensions in Social Entrepreneurship" describes the various conflicts, tensions, and tradeoffs that social entrepreneurs face in launching and operating their social enterprise and the coping mechanisms they must deploy to balance, manage, mitigate, and overcome these challenges. The book also provides a typology of the unique characteristics and attributes that successful social entrepreneurs possess that enable them to survive and thrive in challenging environments.
In "Harmony in Impact: Navigating Tensions in Social Entrepreneurship," Usha Chaudhary utilizes the grounded theory research method - an inductive approach to reviewing, coding, synthesizing, and analyzing data - to develop novel theories based on emergent patterns. The rich data was derived from interviews with 22 social entrepreneurs to seek insights from their experiences and struggles throughout their entrepreneurial journey as well as the author's own personal and professional experiences. This book will help current and future social entrepreneurs better understand the many challenges and trade-offs involved in launching and operating a social enterprise and provide solutions about how to manage and balance these trade-offs. In doing so, existing and aspiring social entrepreneurs may be able to avoid certain pitfalls, thereby improving their likelihood of success so that they can help shape a better future for our society and world.
About the author
Dr. Usha Chaudhary is a distinguished leader renowned for her transformative impact on organizations across various sectors. As the Chief Operating Officer of The Student Conversation Association, she continues to drive business growth, fiscal discipline, and operational excellence. With a rich executive background in strategy, finance, operations, technology, risk management, and human resources, she has held pivotal roles in globally recognized entities. Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Dr. Chaudhary has received numerous awards, including Analytics Insight's "Top 10 Most Influential Women in Technology" in 2020, Washingtonian's "Most Powerful Women in Washington" in 2017; Bisnow's "Women of Influence in Commercial Real Estate" in 2017; Washington Business Journal's "Women Who Mean Business" in 2016; and Washington's "Non-Profit CFO of the Year Award for Innovation" in 2007.