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Title Social enterprises : an organizational perspective / edited by Benjamin Gidron and Yekeskel Hasenfeld
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xx, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of tables -- List of figures -- Foreword by / Steven Rathgeb Smith -- Notes on contributors -- Introduction / Benjamin Gidron & Yeheskel Hasenfeld -- Theoretical approaches -- The state of theory and research on social enterprises / Dennis R. Young -- Social enterprises and social categories / Joseph Galaskiewicz & Sondra N. Barringer -- Conceptions of social enterprise in europe : a comparative perspective with the united states / Jacques Defourny & Marthe Nyssens -- Defining social enterprise across different contexts : a conceptual framework based on institutional factors / Janelle A. Kerlin -- Empirical studies -- Managing conflicting institutional logics : social service vs. market / Eve Garrow & Yeheskel Hasenfeld -- The phenomenon of social businesses : some insights from israel / Benjamin Gidron & Inbal Abbou -- Social enterprise in mixed-form fields : challenges and prospects / Paul-Brian McInerney -- Chasing the double-bottom line : fair trade and the elusive win-win / Curtis Child -- Mission control : examining the institutionalization of new legal forms of social enterprise in different strategic action fields / Kathryn Cooney -- Postscript -- The legitimacy of social entrepreneurship : reflexive isomorphism in a pre paradigmatic field / Alex Nicholls
Summary Social enterprises have been a growing phenomenon around the world in the past decade. The authors of this volume argue that they represent a unique type of organization. By combining social goals with a business orientation, both critical for their mission and survival, they represent a breed of organization with two kinds of logic that in the past were not perceived as belonging under the same organizational roof. The business logic, with its focus on competition and private ownership, did not seem a fitting context in which to deal with social issues or problems. These are traditionally dealt with by a service logic that emphasizes a charitable, empathetic orientation. Putting these two orientations together calls for creative organizational solutions, especially if these organizations are to be stable and sustainable. Social Enterprises presents a first attempt to do that. An organizational perspective of social enterprises allows us to analyze issues such as their governing structure, their modes of operation and their marketing strategies, and begins to formulate some theoretical constructs on how these entities can survive and thrive. This volume provides not only a theoretical and empirical basis to examine these issues, but an international perspective as well
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Social entrepreneurship.
Nonprofit organizations.
Organizations, Nonprofit
nonprofit organizations.
Organizational theory & behaviour.
Ownership & organization of enterprises.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Entrepreneurship.
Nonprofit organizations
Social entrepreneurship
Organizational theory & behaviour.
Ownership & organization of enterprises.
Business and Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Gidron, Benjamin, editor
Hasenfeld, Yeheskel, editor
ISBN 9781137035301