The Emergence Of Social Enterprise

Author: Carlo Borzaga
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415339216
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The Emergence Of Social Enterprise from the Author: Carlo Borzaga. What are the characteristics of social enterprises? What are the future prospects for social enterprises? What do social enterprises contribute? Analyzing social enterprises in fifteen different countries, The Emergence of Social Enterprise seeks to answer these important questions while investigating the remarkable growth in the 'third sector'. Using the social enterprises as case-studies, theory and practice is combined in a compelling argument to support the concept of an 'emergence' of social enterprise. Written by leading academics, in an accessible yet informed style, this book will be vital reading for all those studying and teaching non-profit organizations, social policy, social economy and civil society.

Management For Social Enterprise

Author: Bob Doherty
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026887
Size: 23.48 MB
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Management For Social Enterprise from the Author: Bob Doherty. Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here `Management for Social Enterprise is a great introduction to the rich variety of social enterprises in the UK. It is also a useful tool to help us to build more effective social enterprises that really deliver on their missions by people who have hands on experience. This is just what the rapidly growing social enterprise sector needs, a management manual to help us take social enterprises to the next level by people who have hands on experience' - Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd and Cabinet Office sponsored Social Enterprise Ambassador `The recent explosive growth in the number of social enterprises, their diverse and dynamic nature, and the upsurge in research about them all makes this a potentially bewildering field of knowledge to explore. This book provides a clear and timely guide to the management challenges involved in understanding and running social enterprises, and underlines why their unique nature requires something more than just standard business school wisdom' - Ken Peattie, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Cardiff Business School, and Director of the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society `Provides a good introduction to the management of social enterprises touching on a broad range of topics and will help those invovled in managing social enterprises and those trying to understand more about the sector. It draws on the experience of those who have worked in the social enterprise sector in a range of countries and are passionate about developing it' - Fergus Lyon, Professor of Enterprise and Organizations, Middlesex University Overviewing the key business topics required by social entrepreneurs, and managers in social enterprises Management for Social Enterprise covers strategy, finance, ethics, social accounting, marketing and people management. Written in direct, accessible language by a team of authors currently teaching and researching in this sector, each chapter is fully supported with learning resources. Chapters include brief overviews, further reading, suggested web resources and, importantly, international case studies, drawing on real-life business examples. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, but will also be of use to anyone with an interest in management, corporate responsibility, ethics or community studies. Click here for the LJMU Social Entreprise Management web pages.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Christopher Durkin
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447331710
Size: 77.82 MB
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: Christopher Durkin. The second edition of this popular book has been inspired by the increasing interest around social entrepreneurship scholarship and the practice of delivering innovative solutions to social issues. Although social enterprises generally remain small, the impact of social entrepreneurs is increasing globally, as all countries are endeavouring to respond to increasingly complex social problems and demands for welfare at a time of government cut backs. Additional chapters and international case studies explore new developments, such as the rise of the social investment market, the use of design thinking and the increasing importance of social impact measurement.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: David Bornstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195396332
Size: 45.53 MB
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: David Bornstein. In a book presented in a Q-and-A format, the authors explain what social entrepreneurs are, how their organizations function, what challenges they face and how readers can get involved in the efforts that social entrepreneurs are spearheading. Cowritten by the author of How to Change the World. Original.

Mission Inc

Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576756188
Size: 15.13 MB
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Mission Inc from the Author: Kevin Lynch. Two social entrepreneurs draw on their own extensive experiences and those of20 other enterprise leaders to focus on the fundamental blocking and tacklingtactics that make the difference between success and failure.

Fair Trade Organizations And Social Enterprise

Author: Benjamin Huybrechts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415517451
Size: 56.38 MB
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Fair Trade Organizations And Social Enterprise from the Author: Benjamin Huybrechts. For several decades, social enterprises have been pioneers in the conception and implementation of a pathbreaking social innovation: Fair Trade (FT). Fair Trade Social Enterprises have created a movement which has challenged mainstream trading practices and offered development opportunities for disadvantaged producer groups in the South. Starting from a niche market aimed at convinced customers, FT has expanded and entered mainstream retailing outlets, growing in visibility and market share, while simultaneously experiencing diversification of its organization models. While pioneer Fair Trade Social Enterprises in the early years were largely nonprofit organizations relying on voluntary work, they have become increasingly diversified in terms of legal forms, governance models and organizational practices. These diversified models seem to reflect the hybrid nature of FT itself, through different ways of combining a commercial activity (trading of FT products), a social mission (support to producers), and an explicit or implicit political message (often expressed through education and advocacy). Based on the study of Fair Trade Social Enterprises across Europe, this book builds a typology of organization models for FT. Author Benjamin Huybrechts further examines how the different organization models combine the economic, social, and political dimensions of FT, and how they manage the possible tensions between these dimensions. Fair Trade Organizations and Social Enterprise proposes a range of theoretical approaches to interpret the diversity of Fair Trade Social Enterprises and offers concrete avenues for managing social enterprises and hybrid organizations in general.

Capitalism And Conscience Social Enterprise Employment Programs And The Privatization Of Job Training Services

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Publisher: ProQuest
ISBN: 0549227695
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Capitalism And Conscience Social Enterprise Employment Programs And The Privatization Of Job Training Services from the Author: . Non-profit social enterprises are a response to a confluence of factors occurring in the United States. Namely they work in response to a welfare reform system that has reduced or eliminated entitlement-based income assistance for poor individuals and families and a tightening non-profit funding environment at both the government and foundation levels. Social enterprises (often) provide job training while also employing trainees in their non-profit businesses, thereby crossing the boundary between capitalism and non-profit social services. This research looks at how a sample of four social enterprises in a large Midwestern U.S. city market their services and products, network with other social enterprises and engage with an increasingly globalized world. Specifically, social enterprises, rather than challenging the status quo, work within a larger ideology of market fundamentalism and neoliberal capitalist thought. The organizations rely on a rhetoric of self-sufficiency to describe the goals for both their clients and their own organizations. Simultaneously, they prioritize improvements in client self-esteem over particular job skills or job placements. Finally, social enterprises vary in their business practices between those that engage in mission-driven business and those that engage in profit-driven business. This research describes the contradictions that social enterprises face as they attempt to use the tools of capitalism to solve the problems of poverty and unemployment.

Schooling For Life

Author: Dale Shuttleworth
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442699000
Size: 19.17 MB
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Schooling For Life from the Author: Dale Shuttleworth. During the first decade of the twenty-first century, schools and communities find themselves struggling with concerns of youth violence, child poverty, and race relations in an economy mired in recession. In Schooling for Life, esteemed community educator Dale E. Shuttleworth brings his rich experiences as a teacher, principal, school superintendant, policy writer, community development worker, social entrepreneur, and university course director to a discussion of public education and its role in the communities that it serves. In an historic overview of how and why public schooling has changed since 1965, Schooling for Life traces a series of demonstration projects which have influenced policy development and innovative practice in such fields as inner city education, multi-cultural and race relations, adult education, economic development, and skill training. This timely work represents a blueprint for community education and development as society faces the challenges of social, economic, and political renewal.

Leading And Managing A Social Enterprise In Health And Social Care

Author: Charles Oham
Publisher: Community Training Partners
ISBN: 1783019859
Size: 43.95 MB
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Leading And Managing A Social Enterprise In Health And Social Care from the Author: Charles Oham. Leading and Managing a Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care (Theory and Practice) is the first of its kind to focus on the health and social care sector of social entrepreneurship. Social enterprise in health and social care is an important and expanding area due to various environmental influences such as an ageing population and the economic pressures facing the sector. The book meets an increasing demand for resources for students and practitioners. Although written for the health and social care sector, the concepts can be applied to other areas of social enterprise practice. This book is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding of the practice and development of social enterprises in general and in health and social care in greater detail. The learning outcomes for the textbook are to: 1. Review and examine the practice and values of managers in social enterprises, both generally and in health and social care. 2. Analyse the historical and contemporary concepts and drivers that underpin social enterprise practice, both generally and in health and social care; 3. Critically evaluate a series of different case studies in the light of theories and practice of social enterprise activity; 4. Provide understanding of the process and content of designing and delivering a business plan and income generation strategies for social enterprise initiatives, both generally and in health and social care; 5. Demonstrate how to develop and implement innovative and sustainable business practices to ensure the longevity of social enterprises, including marketing and procurement, in the process showing opportunities for setting up and sustaining a social enterprise in different fields. 6. Provide examples of good practice in staff and human resources management. The nine authors are heavily involved in developing and delivering training and courses on enterprise and social enterprise in a range of Universities and institutions, including the University of Greenwich, University of Northampton, Ravensbourne College, University of Helsinki and School for Social Entrepreneurs, as well as through consultancies such as Lifeworld. The authors, Associate Professor Chris Durkin, Dr Kemal Ahson, Malcolm Hayday CBE, Catherine Pestano, Paul Sternberg, Shingirirai Duke and Bukky Omopariola also draw on decades of practical and successful management experience in setting up and sustaining social enterprises, charities and other voluntarily, and supporting organisations both nationally and internationally, including NHS, British Council, Charity Bank, St Mungo’s, Church Urban Fund et al. Thus, they can provide a wealth of practical knowledge in: • enterprise start-ups, • management of social enterprises, • social innovation in addressing a social need, • social marketing for social enterprises • social entrepreneurship in the NHS • managing a wide range of service delivery (including business incubation, vocational training, employment preparation, health, adult social care and community development), • business planning, • fundraising and financing, • procurement, • impact evaluation, • monitoring and evaluation, • staff and human resources management. The purpose of this book is to encourage the start-up and consolidation of a variety of social enterprise initiatives, both in general and in health and social care. It describes and analyses creative approaches to solving problems and encouraging greater social innovation to overcome the challenges and issues in both health and social care management and social enterprise practice. Numerous case studies along with relevant exercises are provided with both print and e-book editions available. The book has a strong emphasis on sustainability, proactivity and innovation within a fast paced and changing world.