From eBay to Social Entrepreneurship - links and further reading

The website of Cambridge University's Transforming Business, directed by Peter Heslam, contains lots of resources relevant to social entrepreneurship. For an article by Peter Heslam on 'philanthrocapitalism' following Warren Buffet's donation of US$37m to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006, published in Faith in Business, click here.

Matthew Bishop and Michael Green have jointly published Philanthrocapitalism: How the rich can save the world and why we should let them (A & C Black, 2008). A sharply critical treatment of Bishop and Green's views, and of philanthrocapitalism in general, is Michael Edwards, Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism (Demos, 2008).

The Skoll Foundation has backed Ashoka, a global association of leading social entrepreneurs, founded by Bill Drayton. A best-selling book that tells the stories of some of these social entrepreneurs is David Bornstein's How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas (OUP, 2004).

Pamela Hartigan has just been appointed Director of Oxford's Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Together with John Elkington, she has written The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets that Change the World (Harvard Business School Press, 2008).

Martin Clark is a young Cambridge-based social entrepreneur and has just published The Social Entrepreneur Revolution: Doing good by making money, making money by doing good (Marshall Cavendish 2009). It follows Lord Andrew Mawson's The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work (Atlantic Books, 2008).