The present paper aims to review the state of the art in relation to social enterprises to identify the open issues to develop a PhD project. The crisis which affected the welfare system, the recognised deficiency of international cooperation, and the credit crunch have opened new frameworks for the Social Enterprise (SE). However, at present, there is neither a shared concept nor even a common legislative framework. Just in Europe, there are different models and several legislative frameworks. For this reason, the paper deals the state of the art in Belgium, Italy; Finland, United Kingdom Community, Portugal, French. Second, the paper tackles the concept of SE, highlighting that this debate may be reduced to two different perspectives: the narrow one and the expanded one. The paper concludes discussing the need to define the main dimensions which characterize SE and to identify a performance measurement system to evaluate social performance

THE CASE OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISES: ARE THEREOPEN QUESTIONS?

BENGO, IRENE
2009

Abstract

The present paper aims to review the state of the art in relation to social enterprises to identify the open issues to develop a PhD project. The crisis which affected the welfare system, the recognised deficiency of international cooperation, and the credit crunch have opened new frameworks for the Social Enterprise (SE). However, at present, there is neither a shared concept nor even a common legislative framework. Just in Europe, there are different models and several legislative frameworks. For this reason, the paper deals the state of the art in Belgium, Italy; Finland, United Kingdom Community, Portugal, French. Second, the paper tackles the concept of SE, highlighting that this debate may be reduced to two different perspectives: the narrow one and the expanded one. The paper concludes discussing the need to define the main dimensions which characterize SE and to identify a performance measurement system to evaluate social performance
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