Social Enterprise: A Global Comparison

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Janelle A. Kerlin
UPNE, 2009 - Business & Economics - 211 pages
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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About the author (2009)

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