ABSTRACT

In one of its previous books, the EMES European Research Network traced the most significant developments in 'social entrepreneurship' emerging inside the third sector in Europe. Building upon that seminal work, this volume presents the results of an extensive research project carried out over a four-year period of a comparative analysis of 160 social enterprises across eleven EU countries.

It breaks new ground in both its articulation of multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks and its rigorous analysis of empirical evidence based on a homogenized data collection methodology.

Looking at work intergration, it is structured around a number of key themes (multiple goals and multiple stakeholders, multiple resources, trajectories of workers, public policies) developed through a transversal European analysis, and is illustrated with short country experiences that reflect the diversity of welfare models across Europe.

With contributions from an impressive list of academics, all members of the EMES European Research Network, this rich follow-up volume to The Emergence of Social Enterprise is essential reading for academics, researchers and students in the fields of the third sector and social policies.

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Introduction

chapter 1|24 pages

Defining social enterprise

ByJACQUES DEFOURNY, MARTHE NYSSENS

part |2 pages

Part I The governance of social enterprise

chapter 2|21 pages

Work integration social enterprises: are they multiple-goal and multi-stakeholder organizations?

BySARA CAMPI, JACQUES DEFOURNY, OLIVIER GRÉGOIRE

chapter 3|9 pages

Danish social enterprises: a public–third sector partnership

ByLARS HULGÅRD

chapter 5|13 pages

Multiple goals and multi-stakeholder management in Italian social enterprises

ByCARLO BORZAGA, MONICA LOSS

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Part II The balance of resources in social enterprise

chapter 7|26 pages

A variety of resource mixes inside social enterprises

ByLAURENT GARDIN

chapter 9|13 pages

Spain: weak public support for social enterprises

ByISABEL VIDAL, NÚRIA CLAVER

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Part III Profiles and trajectories of workers in work integration social enterprises

chapter 12|11 pages

Work integration social enterprises in Portugal: a tool for work integration?

ByHELOÍSA PERISTA, SUSANA NOGUEIRA

chapter 13|16 pages

Sweden: social enterprises within a universal welfare state model

ByYOHANAN STRYJAN

chapter 14|13 pages

Profiles of workers and net effect of Belgian work integration social enterprises

ByMARTHE NYSSENS, ALEXIS PLATTEAU

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Part IV Public policies and social enterprise

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Conclusions