Inside Social Enterprise

Looking to the Future

Helen Fitzhugh and Nicky Stevenson

Inside Social Enterprise

Helen Fitzhugh and Nicky Stevenson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781447310358 Published May 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Social enterprises—or real businesses that trade for a social purpose—are a growing phenomenon that play an increasingly important role in society, but there is widespread confusion and controversy over how to define them. This exciting book includes nearly forty interviews with the most influential and experienced social enterprise practitioners, supporters, thinkers, and policy makers. In their own words, they discuss their organizations, values, and world-changing goals, providing fresh clarity and understanding on the real value of social enterprises. Jargon-free, the book delivers a lively and clear introduction to what social enterprises are, how they can change individual lives, and, by challenging assumptions, it offers new directions for the future of capitalism. Inside Social Enterprise is a unique guide for aspiring practitioners, students, researchers, and public sector staff.
Contents
Introduction: Social enterprises today
From the sidelines to the mainstream? Two personal introductions to social enterprise
About the Voices
The Voices
A social enterprise movement for the future: an overview
Review Quotes
Andy Brady, Course Leader, BA Charity & Social Enterprise Management, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
“By ensuring their subjects come from a broader—and deeper—social enterprise pool than is sometimes the case, the authors have succeeded in creating a multifaceted, and therefore more accurate, portrayal of the sector and where it might be headed.”
Community Development Journal
“The narrative running through this book is easy to follow, interesting, and of direct benefit to those wanting to understand more about the social enterprise phenomena—its advocates, its soothsayers, its magicians, and to some extent its detractors.”
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