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The concept of Entrepreneurship has been largely associated with the context of business ventures, however, more recently it has been increasingly applied to the context of social problem solving. Social Entrepreneurship is perceived by academics and practitioners alike as making a real difference. Although the concept of social entrepreneurship may be new, the initiatives that employ entrepreneurial capacities to solve social problems are not. This module looks at the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship, its origins, manifestations and practical implications. Social entrepreneurship as a subject has evolved through two academic routes; the study of entrepreneurship and the study of social enterprise / non-profit sector. This is still a developing subject of study but is increasingly relevant in the current economic environment with reduced public-sector expenditure and increasing social demands. The use of entrepreneurship and business models to achieve social value appears to be an increasingly important phenomenon in Ireland and Europe.