by: Hanson, Kirk O.; Bollier, David; Rowlands, Penelope
Source: The Business Enterprise Trust
A long-time community development worker creates hundreds of jobs for low-income women and minorities by forming a for-profit home health care cooperative, Cooperative Home Care Associates. May be used in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, and Ethics courses to help students explore: 1) the motives of an entrepreneur starting a venture to meet a tangible social need--the 'social entrepreneur;' 2) the concept of worker-ownership and its potential consequences; 3) how to simultaneously serve the needs of various groups in an economically deprived area; and 4) the creation of jobs for individuals many dismiss as 'unemployable' (single mothers on welfare, etc.). Supplements available (from Harvard Business School Publishing).
Publication Date: 1992-01-01