Author Archives: Stacy Townsley

Learner Paper: The Mechanisms of Social Innovation: Creating Knowledge and Developing Leadership via Process

Learner Papers / January 2011

Stacy Townsley

Introduction: Perspectives on Change

My research interest centers on how we can bridge old and new social structures in addressing societal needs. Social entrepreneurship (SE)—also referred to in this paper as social innovation—is possibly one type of ‘bridge’ social structure. The definition of social entrepreneurship varies, although all conceptions at least implicitly center on valuing creative or innovative action toward a more equitable and just society. It can broadly be viewed as a