Social enterprisesor real businesses that trade for a social purposeare a growing phenomenon that play an increasingly important role in society, but there is widespread confusion and controversy over how to define them. This exciting book includes nearly forty interviews with the most influential and experienced social enterprise practitioners, supporters, thinkers, and policy makers. In their own words, they discuss their organizations, values, and world-changing goals, providing fresh clarity and understanding on the real value of social enterprises. Jargon-free, the book delivers a lively and clear introduction to what social enterprises are, how they can change individual lives, and, by challenging assumptions, it offers new directions for the future of capitalism. Inside Social Enterprise is a unique guide for aspiring practitioners, students, researchers, and public sector staff.
|Publisher:||Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Helen Fitzhugh is a social researcher and PhD student at the University of East Anglia, UK, and a former researcher at the Guild Social Economy Services CIC. Nicky Stevenson has been an active part of the social enterprise sector for over twenty years and is a founder and former partner at the Guild Social Economy Services CIC.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Social enterprises today
From the sidelines to the mainstream? Two personal introductions to social enterprise
About the Voices
A social enterprise movement for the future: an overview