Social Enterprise and the Third Sector
Changing European Landscapes in a Comparative Perspective
Edited by Lars Hulgård, Jacques Defourny, Victor Pestoff
Routledge – 2014 – 296 pages
The concepts of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship is attracting rapidly increasing attention from academic spheres, policy makers as well as field workers who are setting up new initiatives or reshaping their organizations. These concepts are perceived as defining innovative and dynamic responses to major global challenges in today societies.
Although the debate is now developing at the world level, the research and field-level landscapes still differ very significantly among regions and diversity also exists within specific regions such as Europe. This book presents the more comprehensive set of contributions reflecting the European side of this wide debate, with frequent connections to evolutions in other parts of the world. It examines the conceptualization of social enterprise that resulted from the EMES's very first collaborative work.
Social Enterprise and the Third Sector will appeal to all third sector researchers, and social economy and social enterprise MBA and postgraduate students as well as intellectual social enterprise leaders and practitioners.
Part I: The Dynamics of Social Enterprise And Social Entrepreneurship 1. Emerging Models of Social Enterprise: Comparison between Europe, the US and Eastern Asia 2. Social Enterprise and the Third Sector – Innovative service delivery or a non-capitalist economy? 3. The Social and Solidarity Economy a Theoretical and Plural Framework 4. Solidarity-based Initiatives: Field realities and analysis 5. Solidarity Rconomy in Latin America. 6. Social Enterprise in East Asia Part II: Governance and Policy Issues 7. Governance and Social Enterprises 8. Market, Hierarchy and Cooperation: Transaction cost and the theory of associative firm 9. Theoretical Introduction to Multi-Stakeholder Enterprise 10. Hybridity, Innovation and the Third Sector: The co-production of public services 11. Social innovation and social enterprise: Convergences and divergences 12. Third Sector Organizations and Welfare Services: How helpful are the debates on welfare regimes and a European social model?
Lars Hulgård is Professor of social entrepreneurship at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark, where he is President of the EMES Network, Chair of the research group Social Innovation and Organizational Learning and Chair of RUCinnovation
Jacques Defourny is professor of economics at HEC Management School, University of Liege, Belgium, where he is also a director of the Centre for Social Economy
Victor Pestoff is a Professor at the Institute for Civil Society Studies, Ersta Sköndal University College in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also a founding member of the EMES Research Network on Social Enterprise