Reciprocal Entrepreneurship (RE) is informed by the principles of Service Science to establish focused collaborations among diverse entrepreneurial disciplines, which include business, civic, social, volunteer, philanthropic, veteran and others. The goal is to co-create a robust human capital supply chain and ecosystem for local journalism, media arts and open educational, research and publishing resources. The worldwide Open Education Resources movement is rooted in the human right to access high-quality education. This shift in educational practice is not just about cost savings and easy access to openly licensed content; it’s about participation and co-creation. https://www.oercommons.org/
Service Science, Management and Engineering was pioneered by IBM to facilitate the co-creation of value between service recipients and service providers. Entrepreneurs across all disciplines represent a collective community "asset" and catalysts for change. Asset-Based Community Development, which is a central component of the social impact services delivery system of RE, is outlined on the Community Development page of this website.
Modern businesses rely on people, capital, information and technology. They operate in a complex web of suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders, creating value by sharing skills and capabilities with others for mutual benefit. The field of service science is emerging as the study of such complex services and service systems and involves methods and theories from a range of disciplines, including operations, marketing, information systems, psychology, engineering, computer science, and more. An effective understanding of service and service systems often requires combining multiple methods to consider how interactions of people, technology, organizations and information create value under various conditions.