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Businesses with a difference : balancing the social and the economic

Author: Jack Quarter; Laurie Mook; Sherida Ryan
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Market-based social economy firms such as social enterprises, social purpose businesses, co-operatives, credit unions, and community economic development corporations aim to meet distinct social needs while making money. Do these types of businesses have the potential for growth in the modern economy? Are they destined to function only in areas where conventional firms cannot achieve a sufficient rate of return? Or
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Quarter; Laurie Mook; Sherida Ryan
ISBN: 9781442642645 1442642645 9781442611474 1442611472
OCLC Number: 772686080
Description: viii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Historic changes in the Canadian Credit Union movement / Ian MacPherson --
Non-financial co-operatives in Canada: 1955 to 2005 / Jack Quarter, Laurie Moore, and Jennifer Hann --
Leaving and entering the social economy: factors associated with the conversation of organizational form / Jorge Sousa --
The difference culture makes: the comparative advantage of reciprocal, non-monetary exchange / Ana María Peredo --
Community business development / Greg MacLeod ; with Mikel Cid --
Social businesses in twenty-first century Latin America: the cases of Argentina and Venezuela / Marcelo Vieta, Manuel Larrabure, and Daniel Schugurensky --
Challenges for engaging social economy businesses in rural and small town renewal / Laura Ryser and Greg Halseth --
Land, self-determination, and the social economy in Fort-Albany First Nation / Jean-Paul Restoule, Sheila Gruner, and Edmund Metatawabin --
Social entrepreneurship: a comparative perspective / Roger Spear --
Exploring social transformation, financial self-sufficiency, and innovation in Canadian social enterprises / Tessa Hebb, Judith Madill, and François Brouard --
Education for the social economy / John R. Whitman.
Responsibility: edited by Laurie Mook, Jack Quarter, and Sherida Ryan.

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