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Social Enterprise
A Global Comparison
Janelle A. Kerlin, ed.

Civil Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

2009 • 240 pp. 11 illus. 6 x 9"
Political Science & Government / Philanthropy & Charity / Sociology

$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-58465-822-1
$33.99 Ebook, 978-1-58465-816-0

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This is a book rich with discussion and data from which business school students and ethicists can glean important lessons regarding the scope of their... [continued in Reviews below]”—Business Ethics Quarterly

The first comparative look at how social enterprise is shaped by local conditions worldwide

Social enterprise—the use of market-based, civil society approaches to address social issues—has been a growing phenomenon for over twenty years. Gathering essays by researchers and practitioners from around the globe, this volume examines, from a local perspective, the diverse ways in which social enterprise has emerged in different regions. Each chapter examines the conceptualization, history, legal and political frameworks, supporting institutions, and latest developments and challenges for social enterprise in a given region or country. In the final chapter, Janelle A. Kerlin presents a comparative analysis of the various models and contexts for social enterprise, showing how particular strengths in each environment lead to different enterprise initiative models.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“This is a book rich with discussion and data from which business school students and ethicists can glean important lessons regarding the scope of their social ambitions and the frameworks in which such ambitions can take hold. In other words, this book should be read as a valuable resource for those seeking to understand the various ways in which people around the world attempt to pursue direct social ends by employing many of the practices of the business world.”Business Ethics Quarterly

“This volume opens up new avenues for understanding social enterprise by offering an international comparative perspective. It explores how the socioeconomic and regulatory institutions of a region shape the opportunities for social enterprises—moving beyond the United States and Western Europe, to examine regions as varied as Southeast Asia and Southern Africa. The value of this book lies in its combination of region-specific chapters with a comparative synthesis, which together provide a rich global view.”—Alnoor Ebrahim, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

JANELLE A. KERLIN is Assistant Professor of Public Management and Policy at Georgia State University.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:56:04 -0500