Shaping Social Enterprise: Understanding Institutional Context and Influence

Janelle A. Kerlin
Georgia State University, USA

Product Details
10 Apr 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
344 pages - 152 x 229mm
‘Shaping Social Enterprise’ offers the first tested framework that helps identify institutional influences affecting social enterprise. For well over a decade, scholars and practitioners have known that social enterprise looks different in different contexts but few have attempted to understand why. Kerlin’s work in this area is the first to consider the influence of large institutions such as government, economy, civil society, and culture on the development of social enterprise. This book provides an in-depth assessment of Kerlin’s theoretically-based framework for understanding these institutional and other influences by means of quantitative analysis as well as qualitative critiques from eight countries that help validate and refine it. The concluding chapter offers a revision of the framework based on the critiques. New features include more attention to culture and micro- and meso-level forces as well as the introduction of optional framework components that address rarely occurring country situations. Two new social enterprise country models are also added and new applications of the framework are detailed.
Preface - Alex Nicholls 1. The Macro-Institutional Social Enterprise Framework: Introduction and Theoretical Underpinnings - Janelle A. Kerlin 2. An Updated Quantitative Assessment of Kerlin’s Macro-Institutional Social Enterprise Framework - Thema Monroe-White and Muhammet Emre Coskun 3. South Korea: Government Directed Social Enterprise Development: Toward a New Asian Social Enterprise Country Model - Bokgyo Jeong 4. China: The Diffusion of Social Enterprise Innovation: Exported and Imported International Influence - Tracy Shicun Cui and Janelle A. Kerlin 5. Romania: Fostering Social Enterprise in a Post-Transitional Context: Caught between Social Enterprise Country Models - Mihaela Lambru and Claudia Petrescu 6. Spain: Understanding Social Enterprise Country Models across Time and Sub-Country Regions - Ramon Fisac-Garcia and Ana Moreno-Romero 7. Chile: The Influence of Institutional Holdovers from the Past on the Social Enterprise Country Model - Sebastian Gatica 8. Sweden: Tracing Social Enterprise across Different (Social) Spheres: The Interplay among Institutions, Values, and Individual Engagement - Malin Gawell 9. Zambia: Innate Resource Legacies and Social Enterprise Development: The Impact of Human Agency and Socio-Spatial Context in a Rural Setting - Rosemary Chilufya and Janelle A. Kerlin 10. Australia: Understanding Future Social Enterprise Model Development through Individual-Level Policy Discourse Analysis - Chris Mason and Jo Barraket 11. Conclusion: Revising the Macro-Institutional Social Enterprise Framework - Janelle A. Kerlin Index
Janelle A. Kerlin is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy at Georgia State University, USA. Her research interests include comparative social enterprise, nonprofit commercial revenue, and international NGOs. She is an associate editor for the Social Enterprise Journal.

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