Challenging tensions and contradictions: Critical, theoretical and empirical perspectives on social enterprise.
Dr. Mike Bull, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
Prof. Rory Ridley-Duff, Sheffield Hallam University Business School
Dr. Geoffrey Whittam, Glasgow Caledonian University Business School
Prof. Sue Baines, Manchester Metropolitan University
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This Special Issue seeks to explore critical, theoretical and empirical perspectives of an international nature on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship.
This second Special Issue captures a spirit of scholarly research from many corners of the world. Contributions are included from; Australia, France, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Many of the papers have been presented at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference (http://isbe.org.uk/) in the Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise Track. The track attracts an International audience of both early career and established researchers.
This collection ranges from qualitative case study research to quantitative research approaches. The special issue also includes papers that explore our understandings of social enterprise with different organisational structures (charity, solidarity and social business type social enterprises). The special issue also includes novel and nascent data analysis methods. In terms of impact, submitted papers specify the implications for research and/or policy development within national and international contexts, and establish a clear contribution to the current literature base.