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Wither social enterprise? A typology of social enterprises in South Yorkshire

Mswaka, Walter (2009) Wither social enterprise? A typology of social enterprises in South Yorkshire. In: 2nd Emes International Conference on Social Enterprises , 1st - 4th July 2009, Trento, Italy. (Unpublished)

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    Increasingly the United Kingdom government is looking upon social enterprises as a key policy
    intervention to tackle deprivation and poverty. However, grant and philanthropic support
    structures which have traditionally supported social enterprises are in serious decline. This
    development is now threatening the survival of social enterprises across the country. In addition
    to challenges brought about by globalisation, it is inevitable that social enterprises will interact
    more with stakeholders outside the social economy to secure vital resources and expertise
    required for them to survive. These developments imply the need for drastic change of mindset
    across the sector and development of robust business models to maximise extraction and
    deliverance of value. The main focus of this research is on the current discourses on the
    development of social enterprises in the United Kingdom and particularly in South Yorkshire
    region. Specifically, the focus is on the legal structures of these organisations and how they
    impact on their performance and outcomes. This paper presents and discusses key results
    emerging from a doctoral investigation on the development of social enterprises in South
    Yorkshire. The investigation was carried out in the context of the United Kingdom's policy
    framework on the sector and the pressing need for social enterprises to be financially sustainable
    and therefore reduce dependency on state support.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
    Schools: The Business School
    The Business School > Business Education Research Group
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    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2011 08:58
    Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 13:54


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