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Understanding social enterprises in the United Kingdom: the case of South Yorkshire

Mswaka, Walter, de Sousa, Armindo Dos Santos, Teodosio, Cai and Huifen, Louws Margie (2016) Understanding social enterprises in the United Kingdom: the case of South Yorkshire. European business review. ISSN 0955-534X (In Press)

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Abstract

Purpose: This study analyses the development of social enterprises in the UK, in the context of the increased need for creative solutions to ameliorate deprivation and deliver effective public services.The investigation draws on a mixed method approach from a postal survey of 102 social enterprises complemented by detailed analysis of two selected cases and key informant interviews.
Design/methodology/approach: The investigation draws on a mixed method approach from a postal survey of 102 social enterprises complemented by detailed analysis of two selected cases and key informant interviews.
Findings: The results of the study show that there is a paradigm shift in the practice and conceptualisation of social enterprises in South Yorkshire as they are increasingly taking a more corporate approach to achieve their outcomes.
Research limitations/implications: The study is limited to social enterprises in South Yorkshire, UK. Further comparative analysis in other regions and social contexts is required in order to explore if these results are widely applicable.
Practical implications: This study is of potential benefit to researchers and those involved in formulating policies for the development and support of social enterprise.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Schools: The Business School
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Boulton
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 10:37
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 18:52
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/29251

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