Social Enterprises are playing an increasingly important role in modern societies. Urged into existence through shrinking state-provided welfare services or fuelled by the ideological and entrepreneurial spirit of their creators, their growth has been accelerated by factors such as globalised austerity (Peattie and Morley, 2008). The number of Social Enterprises in the United Kingdom for instance, rose by 33% between 2012 and 2015, with 52% reporting a growth in their turnover (Villeneuve-Smith and Temple, 2015). Consequently, these organisations are becoming an economically, as well as socially, significant sector of activity. The rising importance of Social Enterprises has attracted some considerable academic attention. The purpose, structure and types of organisations that exist for example, has been well researched (Doherty, Haugh and Lyon, 2014). However, a universal typology and definition remains frustratingly elusive as the degree of hybridity of social and economic strategic objectives is fluid (Jackson and Jackson, 2014). The specific challenges that they face around financial resource mobilisation, competing social and commercial objectives and human resources management are becoming better understood (Doherty, Haugh and Lyon, 2014), but much more needs to be done to fully appreciate the complexities of this highly heterogeneous sector and aid in its development (Santos, Pache and Birkholz, 2015; Kickul and Lyons, 2015; Huybrechts and Nicholls, 2013; Peattie and Morley, 2008; Doherty, Haugh and Lyon, 2014). This special issue calls for papers that illuminate the intricacies of founding, managing and sustaining Social Enterprises. It seeks to attract research that unpacks the operational challenges of these organisations, and that which investigates the relationships and interdependencies between Social Enterprises, Government and Commercial organisations. Papers are invited from academics and expert practitioners that contribute to our knowledge of Social Enterprise challenges. Research may explore, but is not limited to: Case studies, particularly where successful solutions to issues have been employed. Novel theoretical frameworks and approaches for the study of Social Enterprises. Examinations of Social-Commercial Enterprise collaboration. Insight into Social Enterprise development challenges across the globe. The role of space & place in defining, or being defined by, social enterprise.
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CyfnodolynStrategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance
StatwsYn cael ei baratoi - 2019

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