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Understanding Social Enterprise

Understanding Social Enterprise
Theory and Practice

Third Edition
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June 2019 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This updated edition of Understanding Social Enterprise comes packed with a wealth of learning features to help students understand the theory and practice within this ever expanding field.

Updates to this edition include:

  • New case studies and examples throughout
  • Considerations of new developments in policy, the economy and legal implications of social enterprise
  • A focus on the pathways that social enterprise follow
Part I: Theoretical Perspectives on Social Enterprise
Chapter 1: The Social Solidarity Economy: Coming of Age?
Chapter 2: Defining Social Enterprise
Chapter 3: The Politics of Social Enterprise
Part II: Sustainable Enterprises and Communities
Chapter 4: Social Accounting: Values, Outcomes and Impacts
Chapter 5: Income Streams and Capital
Chapter 6: Social Investment and Crowd Financing
Chapter 7: Social and Ethical Capital
Part III: The Practice of Social Enterprise
Chapter 8: Strategic Management and Planning
Chapter 9: Management Ideologies
Chapter 10: Leadership: Social Entrepreneurship, Ecopreneurship and Socio-ecopreneurship
Chapter 11: Identities and Legalities
Chapter 12: Governance and Human Relations

Really comprehensive overview of the Social Enterprise Sector which is clearly laid out and well informed.

Miss Emma Jane Forrest
North Wales Business School, Wrexham Glyndwr University
March 11, 2021

Rory Ridley-Duff

Dr Rory Ridley-Duff worked for 12 years as a director of the workers co-operative Computercraft Ltd, and has built his academic career through a PhD study of School Trends Ltd during its conversion to a social enterprise. His primary research interest is the process by which democratic relations develop in both informal and formal organisations and affect governing processes. He has now authored 35 scholarly papers, four books and two novels. In addition to this book, he has published ‘The Case for FairShares’ to articulate findings from a decade of action research at Sheffield Business School, that explores social enterprise as a route to... More About Author

Mike Bull

Dr Mike Bull is a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, recently completing his PhD by publication, entitled ‘The Development of Social Enterprise in the UK: Some Operational and Theoretical Contributions to Knowledge’. Mike has a decade of experience and knowledge of social enterprise, having led several UK and European funded research projects. He also developed one of the first undergraduate modules on social enterprise in 2005. Mike has held two Directorships in social enterprises during the past decade, as well as gaining industrial expertise, having previously worked for 16 years... More About Author

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