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Understanding Social Enterprise Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 1848601999
ISBN-13: 9781848601994
Edition: 2011
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Description: The emergence of social enterprises over the past 25 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? Are  More...

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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

The emergence of social enterprises over the past 25 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? Are alternative business models even more relevant in an uncertain business climate? How does Social Enterprise fit into the wider social context?In 12 comprehensive chapters the authors discuss and illustrate both theoretical and practical considerations for the field.Each chapter contains:- a summary of key topics covered- illuminating and engaging international case studies to illustrate the themes covered and link them to practice- reflection boxes to enable students to critically consider their interpretation of issues raised- informative further reading- links to online information about social enterprise projects.- an accompanying website with a full instructors' manual, including PowerPoint slides and extra case studies, for lecturers and access to full-text journal articles and online exercises for students.

Mike Bull is Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University and unitleader of a final year module on social enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. He is aneditorial board member of Social Enterprise Journal and is a Director ofSocial Enterprise North West (SENW) and Together Works - The social enterprisenetwork for Greater Manchester. Mike has developed a rich understanding of thefield through his experiences, as well as through his original research andcontributions to knowledge, having led on a number of research projects,focusing particularly on strategic management and the organisationalperformances of social enterprises .

Rory Ridley-Duff is Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. Throughoutthe 1990s, Rory was a director of Computercraft Ltd, an IT cooperative thathelped to establish Social Enterprise London.nbsp; His experience and earlywriting activities enabled him to win a PhD Studentship to Sheffield Hallam University where heresearched the governance practices of a private company converting to socialenterprise.nbsp; In 2003, he became a lecturer at Sheffield Business School and recentlyestablished an MScnbsp;Social Enterprise and Business Democracy degree.Now an editorial board member of the Social Enterprise Journal, he isalso a director of the social firm Viewpoint Research CIC, and one ofUnLtd's Ambassadors for Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education.

Theoretical Perspectives on Social Enterprise
Third Sector and the Social Economy
Civil Society and a Third System
Organizations of the Third Sector
Assessing Size, Scope and Contribution
The Development of Trusts and Charities
The Development of Co-Operatives and Mutual Societies
Secular Associations and a Voluntary Sector
The Modern Third Sector and Social Economy
Implications for Social Enterprise
New Public Management and the Private Sector
The End of the Post-War Consensus
The Effects of New Public Management
Advances in Employee and Community Ownership
Co-Operative Transformation of the Private Sector
Defining Social Enterprise
The Origins of the Language of Social Enterprise
Descriptions of Social Enterprise
Social Enterprise as a Spectrum of Options
Cross-Sector Models of Social Enterprise and Social Capital
Social Enterprise as an Activity
Social and Ethical Capital
Understanding Views on Social Capital
Values, Ethics and Sustainability
Ethical Capital as a Framework for Understanding Social Enterprise
Globalization and International Perspectives
The Rise of Global Capital and International Markets
Social Enterprise as a Global Enterprise
Social Enterprise as Opposition to Globalization
The Practice of Social Enterprise
Management Debates
Outlining a Perspective on Social Enterprise Education
Living the Management Debate
Comparing Key Texts on Social Enterprise Management
Identities and Legalities
Values, Identities and Social Practices
Old Legal Identities and Hegemonic Power
New Legal Identities and Social Power
Strategic Management and Planning
Conceptualizing Strategic Management
Operationalizing Strategic Management and Planning
Assessing Strategic Management Performance
Governance, HRM and Employee Relations
Discourses on Managing People
Shared Governance and HRM Concepts
Recruitment, Selection and Induction
Dispute Resolution
Discussion of Case Studies
Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
Why Leadership Matters
Theories of Leadership
Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
Income Streams and Social Investment
Theorizing Income and Investment Activities
Income from Trading and Membership
Gifts and Donations
Loan and Equity Finance
Social Investment Funds
Measuring Outcomes and Impacts
Performance as a Concept
Social Accounting Practices
SAA and SROI: Similarities and Differences
Critical Perspectives on Social Accounting
Implications for Social Enterprises
Postscript - Social Enterprise in 2050

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