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1st Edition

The Emergence of Social Enterprise

ISBN 9780415339216
Published May 7, 2004 by Routledge
396 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Third Sector to Social Enterprise  Part 1: Social Enterprises in the Fifteen EU Countries  1. Austria: Social Enterprises and New Childcare Services  2. Belgium: Social Enterprises in Community Services  3. Denmark: Co-operative Activity and Community Development  4. Finland: Labour Co-operatives as an Innovative Response to Unemployment  5. France: Social Enterprises Developing 'Proximity Services'  6. Germany: Social Enterprises and Transitional Employment  7. Greece: Social Enterprises Responding to Welfare Needs  8. Ireland: Social Enterprises and Local Development  9. Italy: From Traditional Cooperatives to Innovative Social Enterprises  10. Luxembourg: Work-Integration Social Enterprises in an Emerging Third Sector  11. Portugal: Co-operatives for Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities  12. Spain: Social Enterprises as a Response to Employment Policy Failure  13. Sweden: The Emergence of Work-Integration Social Enterprises  14. The Netherlands: Neighbourhood Development Enterprises  15. United Kingdom: A Wide Range of Social Enterprises  Part 2: The Social Enterprises: A Theoretical Perspective  16. Social Enterprises as Incentive Structures: An Economic Analysis  17. The Significance of Social Capital in the Multiple Goal and Resource Structure of Social Enterprises  18. The Social Enterprise: Towards a Theoretical Socio-Economic Approach  19. Management Challenges for Social Enterprises Conclusions: Social Enterprises in Europe: A Diversity of Initiatives and Prospects

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'This is an important and valuable book ... a very helpful introduction and conclusion provide an interesting theoretical discussion.' - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations