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date: 06 May 2021

Rationale for Innovation, Intrapreneurship, and Entrepreneurship in Social Work Practicelocked

  • Monica NandanMonica NandanKennesaw State University
  •  and Gokul MandayamGokul MandayamRhode Island College


Social workers possess several skills, values, and perspectives that enable them to practice as social innovators, intrapreneurs, and entrepreneurs. Given the complex, dynamic, and challenging contexts for social work practice, these strategies become essential for social workers to continue creating social value and good. The article defines these strategies, describes the rationale for social workers to practice in a socially innovative, intrapreneurial, or entrepreneurial fashion, draws parallels between these strategies and social work practice, and builds a case for the social work curriculum to include contents related to these strategies to assist graduates in creating and sustaining change.

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