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Social enterprise : accountability and evaluation around the world

Author: Simon Denny, (Professor of entrepreneurship); Frederick A Seddon
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.
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"Social enterprise has become a much discussed term in recent years, often in conjunction with the public sector - the idea that entrepreneurship might somehow step in and save the public purse has taken hold in a number of areas. This book introduces and explains the terminology surrounding social enterprise and brings much-needed rigour to proceedings by demonstrating how this can be measured, evaluated and held  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Social enterprise.
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014
(DLC) 2013002724
(OCoLC)827528438
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Denny, (Professor of entrepreneurship); Frederick A Seddon
ISBN: 9781136242281 1136242287 9780203102916 0203102916
OCLC Number: 856021399
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 252 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Overview --
pt. 2. Defining social enterprise : a theoretical perspective --
pt. 3. Evaluating social enterprise : international research studies --
pt. 4. Evaluating social enterprise : a critical perspective --
pt. 5. The future for evaluation of social enterprise.
Responsibility: edited by Simon Denny and Fred Seddon.

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"Social enterprise has become a much discussed term in recent years, often in conjunction with the public sector - the idea that entrepreneurship might somehow step in and save the public purse has taken hold in a number of areas. This book introduces and explains the terminology surrounding social enterprise and brings much-needed rigour to proceedings by demonstrating how this can be measured, evaluated and held accountable. A range of validated evaluation measures, tools and techniques, such as 'SROI', the 'Outcomes Star' and randomised control trials, are presented in individual research projects, conducted by an exciting and eclectic mix of international authors who are recognised experts in the field of social enterprise. Wrapping up with the ground-breaking use of a General Self-Efficacy scale, a reflective critique of social finance and a challenge to the actual concept of social enterprise, the book discusses the potential disadvantages that can arise from the commodification of social enterprise activities, resulting in a fascinating summary of current thinking surrounding this topic"--EBL.

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A brilliant book to provide insights into what makes a social enterprise successful and how to evaluate its efficiency and efficacy. A unique book for students, social entrepreneurs, investors, and Read more...

 
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