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Understanding Social Enterprise


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PART ONE: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Third Sector and the Social Economy Civil Society and a Third System Organizations of the Third Sector Assessing Size, Scope and Contribution The Development of Trusts and Charities The Development of Co-Operatives and Mutual Societies Secular Associations and a Voluntary Sector The Modern Third Sector and Social Economy Implications for Social Enterprise New Public Management and the Private Sector The End of the Post-War Consensus The Effects of New Public Management Advances in Employee and Community Ownership Co-Operative Transformation of the Private Sector Defining Social Enterprise The Origins of the Language of Social Enterprise Descriptions of Social Enterprise Social Enterprise as a Spectrum of Options Cross-Sector Models of Social Enterprise and Social Capital Social Enterprise as an Activity Social and Ethical Capital Understanding Views on Social Capital Values, Ethics and Sustainability Ethical Capital as a Framework for Understanding Social Enterprise Globalization and International Perspectives The Rise of Global Capital and International Markets Social Enterprise as a Global Enterprise Social Enterprise as Opposition to Globalization PART TWO: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Management Debates Outlining a Perspective on Social Enterprise Education Living the Management Debate Comparing Key Texts on Social Enterprise Management Identities and Legalities Values, Identities and Social Practices Old Legal Identities and Hegemonic Power New Legal Identities and Social Power Strategic Management and Planning Conceptualizing Strategic Management Operationalizing Strategic Management and Planning Assessing Strategic Management Performance Governance, HRM and Employee Relations Discourses on Managing People Shared Governance and HRM Concepts Recruitment, Selection and Induction Dispute Resolution Discussion of Case Studies Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Why Leadership Matters Theories of Leadership Perspectives on Entrepreneurship Income Streams and Social Investment Theorizing Income and Investment Activities Income from Trading and Membership Gifts and Donations Loan and Equity Finance Social Investment Funds Measuring Outcomes and Impacts Performance as a Concept Social Accounting Practices SAA and SROI: Similarities and Differences Critical Perspectives on Social Accounting Implications for Social Enterprises Postscript - Social Enterprise in 2050

About the Author

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 solidarity between social entrepreneurs, producers, consumers and small investors (see www.fairshares.coop). His research has been published in Human Relations, Corporate Governance: An International Review, the Industrial Relations Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, the Social Enterprise Journal and Journal of Cooperative Studies with best paper awards from Emerald Publishing and the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He remains connected to practice through directorships with Social Enterprise Europe and the FairShares Association. His aca demic leadership roles include Chair of the PRME Group at Sheffield Business School and Acting Chair of the International Cooperative Business Education Consortium (ICBEC). 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 in the printing industry for private, public and third sector organisations. Mike is an editorial board member of the Social Enterprise Journal. He is Track Chair of Social Environmental and Ethical Enterprise of the International Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (ISBE). Mike is also on the Programme Board of 'Social Economy' pub lished by Cracow University of Economics.


'This book is a "must-read" for all those who are interested in social enterprise - for academics, practitioners, but above all for students - with its many ambitious and challenging exercises, plus references to an extensive range of materials available on a companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/ridleyduff' -
Peter Somerville
School of Social Sciences, University of Lincoln

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