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Social enterprise for work integration in 12 European countries: a descriptive analysis

Spear, Roger and Bidet, Eric (2005). Social enterprise for work integration in 12 European countries: a descriptive analysis. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 76(2) pp. 195–231.

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The development of social enterprise is a rapidly emerging trend in Europe. And one sector where they have found a particularly important place is in work integration, addressing some of the more difficult problems of social exclusion in labour markets. The study on which this paper is based was a large scale comparative analysis of developments of these social enterprise in 12 European countries While there are clear differences in national contexts, there are also similarities in the forms and characteristics of these social enterprise across Europe. It is argued that this form of social enterprise has proved effective and is an important innovation to address problems of more marginalised groups and individuals, but there remain issues about how to sustain and promote the good models and good practices developed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2005 CIRIEC
ISSN: 1467-8292
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 2817
Depositing User: Pat Shah
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 15:51
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