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Social Enterprise

At the Crossroads of Market, Public Policies and Civil Society, 1st Edition

Edited by Marthe Nyssens


336 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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In one of its previous books, the EMES European Research Network traced the most significant developments in 'social entrepreneurship' emerging inside the third sector in Europe. Building upon that seminal work, this volume presents the results of an extensive research project carried out over a four-year period of a comparative analysis of 160 social enterprises across eleven EU countries.

It breaks new ground in both its articulation of multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks and its rigorous analysis of empirical evidence based on a homogenized data collection methodology.

Looking at work intergration, it is structured around a number of key themes (multiple goals and multiple stakeholders, multiple resources, trajectories of workers, public policies) developed through a transversal European analysis, and is illustrated with short country experiences that reflect the diversity of welfare models across Europe.

With contributions from an impressive list of academics, all members of the EMES European Research Network, this rich follow-up volume to The Emergence of Social Enterprise is essential reading for academics, researchers and students in the fields of the third sector and social policies.

Table of Contents

1. Multiple Goals and Multiple Stakeholder Structure: The Governance of Social Enterprises 2. The Key Role of Social Capital for Social Entrepreneurship 3. The Management of the Resource Mix inside European Social Enterprises 4. Profiles and Trajectories of Workers across European Work Integration Social Enterprises 5. Social Enterprises in Europe: Can Hybridisation be Sustainable? 6. Public Policies and Social Enterprises in Europe: The Challenge of Institutionalisation. Conclusions

About the Editor

Marthe Nyssens is a professor at the Department of Economics of the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, where she is the co-ordinator of a research team on third sector and social policies (CERISIS). All the contributors are members of the EMES research network.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations

Voluntary and non-profit organizations are playing an increasingly significant role, worldwide, in the provision and management of public services. Drawing together significant and ground breaking research, this series will be essential reading for students of public policy and management as well as the thinking manager. Topics covered include the management of innovation and change, financial management, performance evaluation and management and organizational development and project management.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship