Publication announcement!

I’m so happy to share my news! For the past year, I have been working with a group of professors from universities around the world on an academic publication – Creating Business Value and Competitive Advantage with Social Entrepreneurship. This opportunity was presented to me by one of my favorite professors in the MBA program at Loyola Marymount University – Dr. Charles Vance. After months of writing and editing, I received notification last month that our work has been published by IGI Global. I was so excited to receive this email:



For those new to the topic, social entrepreneurship means a business that focuses on solving social, cultural, or environmental issues. For example, creating new energy sources out of trash would be an example of social entrepreneurship.

The visionary of the book is N. Oyku Iyigun, an amazing professor from Istanbul Commerce University. The book is divided into 17 chapters, each with a different focus relating to social entrepreneurship. Each chapter has a different author(s).

You’ll find Dr. Vance and me in Chapter 9:

If the term “expat-preneur” sounds familiar, it may be because you’ve read my previous publication, which had the same theme. An expat-preneur is an individual who goes abroad to start a new business venture. For this publication, we narrowed the focus to those expat-run businesses that had a social cause. Some of my favorite expat-preneurs from previous research were re-visited, such as Kiersten Pilar Miller and Jenni Sili of Bellies Abroad, who provide expectant parents with medical and social resources in their host country, making the pregnancy and birth process in the host country much less overwhelming.

I’m always happy to share additional information…. and stay tuned for future publications.

Oyku and me at LMU, after discussing the first draft of the chapter.