• February 10th, 2017

The program for Appropriate Technology is Health (PATH) is a socially entrepreneurial non profit based in Seattle Washington.

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The program for Appropriate Technology is Health (PATH) is a socially entrepreneurial non profit based in Seattle Washington. It was founded in 1977 to adapt existing medical technologies in developed countries for use in the developing world. The organization is active in more that 100 countries in Africa , Asia, South and central America, and the former Soviet Union. According to the organization’s mission statement, PATH is and international , nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private- sector partners we help provide appropriate health technologies and vital strategies that change the way that people think and act. One product PATH has developed is soloshot, a cheap syringe which automatically disables after one use so the needle sharing is impossible and thus accidental transmission of many communicable diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis are prevented.
1. The president of PATH , Christopher J. Elias, has been quoted saying , Success means we set clear goals and milestones for individual and company performance. “How might you denominate the social rewards from the Soloshot program?
a. How would you structure the goals and milestones toward success?
b. what would constitute success?
2. Outline a plausible social entrepreneurship process for soloshot, starting with a perceived social threat and ending with the attainment of social goals. Be specific about each step of the process.
3. What are the external forces most likely to have stimulated the social entrepreneurship process for soloshot ? Be specific.
4. What are the internal forces most likely to have stimulated the social entrepreneurship process for soloshot ? Be specific.
5. Which of Brickenhoff’s social entrepreneurship categories does PATH fall into?
6. In a case like soloshot, where social entrepreneurship occurs with in an organizations already formed, which of the entrepreneurial personality characteristics do you think that are probably most important?

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