It is my pleasure to announce that on January 26th 2018 the research handbook on Small Business Social Responsibility has been published to which I had the pleasure of contributing an article. I got in touch with the publishers of the handbook in spring 2015 and had the pleasure of presenting my insights in Nepal’s development in London which was turned into the chapter of this research handbook now.
19 chapters deal with the context in which small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are working, how SMEs are involved in global supply chains, the financial and social responsibilities of those entrepreneurs as well as numerous case studies around this topic.
One of these case studies deals with the pilot phase our social business promotion in Jumla during my work in Nepal Social Business. Below the abstract of the article:
Social businesses are unlikely to emerge without a supportive infrastructure. Nepal Social Business is the first social business incubator to enter the remote district of Jumla in Nepal. Four different social business start-ups were selected for incubation between April 2014 and December 2015. Three of these projects dealt directly or indirectly with malnutrition, which is among the pressing issues of this area. Incubation, when working in regions with a lack of basic infrastructure and entrepreneurs with no formal economic education or relevant business acumen, requires a high degree of personal involvement and relatively more resources, than when working with entrepreneurs in a more setting.
The full article can be purchased on ElgarOnline.