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Social Enterprise and the Third Sector : Changing European Landscapes in a Comparative Perspective.

Author: Jacques Defourny; Lars Hulgård; Victor Alexis Pestoff
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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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,  Read more...
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Defourny, Jacques.
Social Enterprise and the Third Sector : Changing European Landscapes in a Comparative Perspective.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Defourny; Lars Hulgård; Victor Alexis Pestoff
ISBN: 9781134619641 1134619642
OCLC Number: 881417166
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgments; List of contributors; Introduction to the "SE field"; SECTION I The dynamics of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship: Theoretical foundations; 1 From third sector to social enterprise: A European research trajectory; 2 The EMES approach of social enterprise in a comparative perspective; 3 Social enterprise and the third sector --
Innovative service delivery or a non-capitalist economy?; 4 Organizational variety in market economies and the emergent role of socially oriented enterprises. 5 The social and solidarity economy: A theoretical and plural framework6 Solidarity-based initiatives: Field realities and analysis; SECTION II Social enterprise, governance and policy issues; 7 Major perspectives on governance of social enterprise; 8 Explaining stakeholder involvement in social enterprise governance through resources and legitimacy; 9 Multi-stakeholder governance in social enterprise; 10 The associative as governance structure; 11 European work integration social enterprises: Between social innovation and isomorphism. 12 Co-production and the third sector: The state of the art in research13 Hybridity, innovation and the third sector: The co-production of public services; Index.

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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 exi.

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