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Mark D Griffiths

‘Because playing for money is more competitive and it brings out the worst in people, whereas games are more social’ (14, female) The omnipresence, technological convergence and increased sophistication of the online gaming industry has substantially blurred the boundaries between real money and fun gambling. This has prompted concerns that social gaming, demo games and gambling-like activities within video games increase minors’ propensity to gravitate towards real-money gambling. However, there continues to be a significant shortage of empirical data that considers the interrelationship between these different forms. Drawing from findings from qualitative focus groups carried out with 200 minors in secondary schools located in London and Kent, this chapter exposes how children and young people experience, construe and engage with different forms of digital entertainments and how they are affected by them.

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Jill Kickul, Lisa Gundry, Jacqueline Orr and Mark Griffiths

Social Entrepreneurship is an emerging and rapidly changing field that examines the practice of identifying, starting and growing successful mission-driven for-profit and nonprofit ventures, that is, organizations that strive to advance social change through innovative solutions. For educators teaching in this field, we advocate for a Design Thinking approach that can be integrated into social entrepreneurship education. Specifically, we believe that many of the Design Thinking principles are especially suitable and useful for educators to facilitate student learning as they create and incubate social ventures. We also advance a broader conceptual framework, which we describe as the four main “mega-themes” in social entrepreneurship education, namely innovation, impact, sustainability and scale. We offer ways in which the Design Thinking steps can be integrated and applied to each of these themes and accelerate the social venture creation process. We conclude by discussing and presenting how Design Thinking can complement an overall Systems Thinking perspective.

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Jill Kickul, Mark D. Griffiths and Lisa Gundry

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Jill Kickul, David Gras, Sophie Bacq and Mark Griffiths

It is over twenty years since the first research article on social entrepreneurship was published. The literature has reached the critical mass necessary for reflection and singling out of exemplar pieces, and the exponential growth in research interest in the field now merits identification of foundational and model papers to aid and guide future advancements. In this research review, the authors discuss the most important and influential social entrepreneurship articles to date. Topics covered include social entrepreneurship opportunities and creation, developing business models and organizational forms, social impact and contextual influences on social entrepreneurship.
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Jill Kickul, David Gras, Sophie Bacq and Mark Griffiths

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Jill Kickul, Mark D. Griffiths, Lisa K. Gundry and Tatiana Iakovleva