Social Entrepreneurship in Germany

The number of business start-ups in Germany - measured in terms of business registrations, and thus also the number of entrepreneurs - has fallen steadily in absolute terms over the last decade. This makes it all the more important to know the prerequisites, foundations, and framework conditions that enable founders to set up their own business in the social sector in order to successfully and sustainably implement innovative business ideas.

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Development of a Subject-Specific Higher Education Didactics for Social Work Management (Poster)
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Development of a Subject-Specific Higher Education Didactics for Social Work Management (Poster)

This study aims at the development of a subject-specific higher education didactics for ‘Social Work Management Education’ based on an integrative theory-practice transfer model. A Subject-Specific Didactics of Social work Management consists of three levels: theoretical-conceptual, practical transfer, communication and discourse level.

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Problem-based Learning and Community Engagement (Poster)
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Problem-based Learning and Community Engagement (Poster)

Based on this poster, I presented an overview of the service-learning project at the Higher Education Didactical Institutes’ conference ‘Active Teaching’ in November 2019. It includes preliminary findings of the qualitative research process accompanying the crowdfunding course, but also draws conclusion to sustainable frameworks for good teaching practices in higher education.

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Problem-based Learning in Higher Education: Implications for Theory-Practice-Transfer
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Problem-based Learning in Higher Education: Implications for Theory-Practice-Transfer

This talk not only presents initial findings of the qualitative-empirical social research process accompanying the crowdfunding course, but also leads a discussion and reflection of sustainable frameworks for good teaching practices, management didactics in higher education and the achievement of teaching and learning goals of service learning at the level of the learner, study program and university (micro, meso and macro levels).

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Quo Vadis? – Leadership and Organisation
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Quo Vadis? – Leadership and Organisation

Leadership is a dazzling term and theoretically and practically not so easy to pin down. Anyone who deals with leadership from a scientific point of view has to reflect on three discourses and their contradictions: the scientific discourse, the discourse of practice and the socio-cultural discourse.

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Leading Change in Human Service Organisations in the 21st Century
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Leading Change in Human Service Organisations in the 21st Century

The aim of this paper is to outline the core ideas of the Adaptive Leadership model and to focus on how HSOs can adapt to changing environments in society and evolve into engaging, dynamic, and mobilising institutions. Furthermore, this paper will discuss what competencies leaders in such institutions need to possess to successfully lead changes.

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Leadership and Organization
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Leadership and Organization

The edited volume approaches the phenomenon of leadership in organizations at different levels and identifies various discursive strands that have emerged during the 6th Congress «Leadership in Social and Healthcare Organizations: New Thinking and Organizational Models» of the International Association for Social Economy / Social Management (INAS) in March 2018.

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Budgeting in Human Service Organizations
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Budgeting in Human Service Organizations

A budget represents a plan of current and expected incomes and expenses, costs and services, ordered by operating units and dates, and is usually monitored by the management on a regular basis. This article describes how Human Service Organizations use different budgeting techniques and, furthermore, shows which aspects have to be considered in the implementation of budgets in such organizations.

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Financial Accounting in Human Service Organizations
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Financial Accounting in Human Service Organizations

Corporate accounting serves as a systematic collection, administration, and evaluation of quantifiable (monetary and non-monetary) data and information with the aim of planning, reporting, and controlling the profitability of an organization. This essay describes the fundamentals of financial accounting and their practice in Human Service Organizations.

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Dr. Maik Arnold is Professor for Non-Profit-Management and Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Transfer at University of Applied Science Dresden.