Social Enterprise

Author: Martin Price
ISBN: 9781905979011
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Social Enterprise from the Author: Martin Price. The Third Sector includes all those organisations commonly referred to as non-profit or not-for-profit. It includes Charities, Social Enterprises, Community Businesses and other organisations set up for social purposes, rather than for generating profits for investors. There are a number of books produced and aimed at people who work or volunteer in the Third Sector. This book is an attempt to demystify social enterprise for a general reader. Why does Social Enterprise matter? It matters because it represents an alternative way of looking, at how business works, how it impacts society and how social ends can be delivered differently from the traditional philanthropic charity model.

Understanding Social Enterprise

Author: Rory Ridley-Duff
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943523
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Understanding Social Enterprise from the Author: Rory Ridley-Duff. The emergence of social enterprises over the past 35 years has been an exciting and significant development in the economy at a local, national and international level. How should we understand the growing popularity of social enterprise and the wider social economy? Are alternative business models even more relevant in an uncertain business climate? Do they provide a robust response to periods of state 'austerity'? How do social enterprises contribute to global initiatives to improve the sustainability and responsibility of the business community? Through discussion of theoretical and practical considerations for the field, and a wealth of learning features, this 2nd edition of Understanding Social Enterprise: Focuses on the distinct pathways that social enterprises follow, critiquing the competencies and practices that contribute to a successful social economy Contains updated coverage on sector issues, including the recent development of the social investment industry Explores how private, voluntary and public sector agencies engage the social economy, and how distinctive new forms have emerged from it Examines the management of social enterprises in different contexts within the social economy Contains updated coverage of international issues informed by global studies of the social economies. Revisions include a new, tripartite structure and two new chapters on 'Marketing and Measuring Social Value' and 'Social Investment and Crowd Funding'. Visit the companion website for sample curricula, instructors’ manual, PowerPoint slides and extra case studies for lecturers, and access to full-text journal articles for students.

The Social Enterprise Zoo

Author: Dennis R. Young
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784716065
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The Social Enterprise Zoo from the Author: Dennis R. Young. The Social Enterprise Zoo employs the metaphor of the zoo to gain a more comprehensive understanding of social enterprise – especially the diversity of its forms; the various ways it is organized in different socio-political environments; how different forms of enterprise behave, interact, and thrive; and what lessons can be drawn for the future development and study of organizations that seek to balance social or environmental impact with economic success. Recommended for students, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and managers of social purpose organizations.

Consultancy In Public Services

Author: Adams, Robert
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447308654
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Consultancy In Public Services from the Author: Adams, Robert. Based on the authors' twenty-five year experience of consultancy in the public services, this book develops an empowering approach to thinking about and doing consultancy with public services. It challenges the traditional view that the consultants are brought in as experts and instead examines ways of using consultancy to empower staff, patients, service users and members of the public, so that they can take part in developing, changing, innovating and ultimately transforming these services. The book includes chapters explaining consultancy, on preparing bids, on negotiations and on the importance of assessment and review which are geared towards the needs of those working in public and third sectors, either as or with consultants. It includes a glossary, abbreviations, helpful contacts and websites which are valuable for quick reference and to aid further understanding.

Social Enterprise And The Third Sector

Author: Jacques Defourny
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134619642
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Social Enterprise And The Third Sector from the Author: Jacques Defourny. The concepts of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship are rapidly attracting increased attention in academic spheres and from policy-makers, as well as field workers who are setting up new initiatives or reshaping their organizations. These concepts are perceived as defining innovative and dynamic responses to major global challenges in today’s societies. The debate about social enterprise is now world-wide, with lively exchanges between American and European scholars. However, the research and landscapes still differ significantly in different regions, and diversity also exists within specific regions such as Europe. This book presents the most comprehensive set of contributions reflecting the European-wide debate, but with frequent connections to developments in other parts of the world. This book is a result of work carried out by members of the EMES International Research Network, which is a pioneer in this field. Social Enterprise and the Third Sector will appeal to all researchers who focus on the third sector, social economy and social enterprise, to MBA and postgraduate students, as well as to intellectual social enterprise leaders and practitioners. It will soon become a key reference for all those who want to explore the full richness of these concepts and follow this important academic debate.

Social Entrepreneurship And Social Business

Author: Christine K. Volkmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 383497093X
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Social Entrepreneurship And Social Business from the Author: Christine K. Volkmann. This compilation offers students a comprehensive overview of the field of social entrepreneurship. Leading European researchers and lecturers such as Ann-Kristin Achleitner, Markus Beckmann, Heather Cameron, Pascal Dey, Andreas Heinecke, Benjamin Huybrechts, Alex Nicholls, Johanna Mair, Susan MĂĽller and Chris Steyaert have contributed to this textbook.

Fair Trade Organizations And Social Enterprise

Author: Benjamin Huybrechts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415517451
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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.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship And Social Innovation

Author: Katerina Nicolopoulou
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317606752
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Sustainable Entrepreneurship And Social Innovation from the Author: Katerina Nicolopoulou. Sustainable entrepreneurship has attracted growing attention in both scholarly and practitioner circles. Focusing on generating social, environmental and business value, the notion has been raised more recently to address the contribution of entrepreneurial activities to sustainable economic and social development. Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation builds on a theoretical framework that addresses related topics via a combination of insights from sustainability, policy, managerial, strategic, innovation and institutional perspectives. Providing empirical casework as well as a conceptual and theoretical framework, the book takes a global, interdisciplinary approach to the emergent field of sustainable entrepreneurship. The book highlights elements of sustainable entrepreneurship which have a societal impact as well as regional relevance and related aspects of innovation are also presented. Definitional issues are further elaborated in order to encompass the main inter-connected fields of study, sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation. This book is an important resource for academic researchers, and postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability.

Social Entrepreneurship And Social Innovation In The Nordic Countries

Author: Nordic Council of Ministers
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
ISBN: 9289342951
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Social Entrepreneurship And Social Innovation In The Nordic Countries from the Author: Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic countries are currently facing major challenges with regard to maintaining and further developing social welfare. Against this background, the Nordic Council of Ministers decided in autumn 2013 to appoint a working group to map initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries. The main purpose of this mapping is to increase knowledge of initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic Region in the work to include disadvantaged groups in employment and society. This report presents the results from the mapping and the working group's recommendations for further follow-up.