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Asian Social Enterprise Models in a Worldwide Perspective

WithMarthe Nyssens, Olivier Brolis

This chapter addresses the lack of a typology of social enterprise (SE) models that would combine three key strengths. These include: it would be rooted in sound theoretical grounds, allowing for a wide diversity of SE models within each country and across countries. These also include: it would be supported by strong empirical evidence, provided by statistical exploitation of the data resulting from a survey carried out in the same way in various countries; and it would highlight the specificities of Asian SE models in a worldwide perspective. A good deal of the literature and discourses on SE underline a significant move towards market activities as a distinctive feature of SE. At the level of Asia, the number of SEs covered by the International Comparative SE Models survey was not high enough to perform the same statistical analyses as at the global level.