Hyun Shin

Hyun Shin

Hyun Shin (Ph.D., UCLA) serves as Professor, Ashoka U Change Leader, Editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review Korean Edition, and Director of Impact Science Research Center at Hanyang University.

Location Seoul, South Korea


  • Thank you for your kind words!

  • Thank you for your active participation!

  • That is a great idea. I will seriously consider your suggestion. :)

  • Thank you for your effort!

  • Glad to hear that! Thank you. :)

  • @nicholaslow Please see the below link:
    https://www.who.int/healthinfo/survey/whoqol-qualityoflife/en/index3.html. I think this is one of good measures you can choose from.

  • Surely that can be good outcome measures. You can also measure how it affects the quality of life, health, and education of the village people to see its impacts.

  • @MichaelLiew Thank you!

  • Well said!

  • Good point!

  • Agreed!

  • Thank you so much! We will take care of the issue. :)

  • That is a good point!

  • They have a pretty good potential to build a sound B2B and/or B2G business models. :)

  • Please see what Michael Liew suggested :)

  • Thank you :)

  • Thanks!

  • Thanks!

  • You are right. That's why we should examine carefully the benefits and costs of obtaining 'evidence of impact' through rigorous impact measurement and evaluation process. I believe the SSIR article "Ten Reasons Not to Measure Impact—and What to Do Instead" would give you a good guidance. :)

  • Yes, the question is how to bring the qualified teachers to the classrooms, which raises a number of issues such as training, compensation, etc. Any good suggestions? :)

  • But profit-orientation has its own virtues. We need to figure out how to combine the good parts of private and public sectors I believe. :)

  • Maybe you want to read the articles in the "See Also" section above, which address most of your questions. Please share your thoughts after reading them. :)

  • Thank you for your kind words. :)

  • TOMS is just one company and it cannot address so many issues. I think if we have billions of companies which care about the issues you mentioned, we can solve lot more problems. TOMS at least raised the issue and showed a good example which worked in the market mechanism. :)

  • But I still appreciate those who do something for others because there are so many people who don't even care about others.

  • In theory, yes. However I observe that most co-ops face difficulty in scaling. Maybe the following article would be of help to those prefer co-op based approaches:

  • @MichaelLiew Thanks!

  • Yes, high-tech, low-tech, or no-tech does not matter as far as it helps! :)

  • Glad that Koreans don't need to worry about Brexit at least. :)

  • Good point! But we also need to consider effectiveness (from user's perspective), fairness, and sustainability in addition to 'cost effectiveness' (i.e., efficiency).

  • That is a great point! I guess they should address your concern (maybe they might have done something already but I am not sure). :)

  • Good! Could you please elaborate your view? :)

  • Nothing is perfect and his model has some flaws indeed. Could you please give us your critiques? :)

  • Thank you for sharing the video clip!!!

  • I agree. However I still appreciate those who try to do something for others. :)

  • 100% agreed. :)

  • We will see whether FB and GG try to improve their actions. :)

  • I think each country/society has its own set of problems which need to be addressed. :)

  • Social entrepreneurship is about a mindset whereas social enterprise is an organization which pursues both social and financial values based on social entrepreneurship. My 2 cents. :)

  • It would be great if you can use English next time :)

  • @JuttaS. That is another good point! My focus in this course, however, would be more about social entrepreneurship which pursues both social and financial value though.

  • @LolaSanchez That is a very interesting question. :) And I think the answers would be yes to both questions by definition. But in the real world the terms NGO and NPO are often used interchangeably, so it would be case by case depending on the characteristics of the organization itself.

  • Please read the articles in the "See Also" section and let me know your thoughts.

  • Any interesting examples from your country? :)

  • Good points :)

  • I agree!

  • That would be great!

  • Agreed!

  • Glad to see you, Shaun!

  • Hyun Shin replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    I hope you can do so, Jiho. :)

  • Good to see you, Elvis!

  • Nice to meet you, Naser!

  • Please read the articles (that you can find from "See Also" section) and let me know what you think. :)

  • Please introduce yourself to your virtual classmates. Look forward to interacting with you guys! :)