Management for Social Enterprise
- Bob Doherty - Liverpool Hope University, UK
- George Foster - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
- Chris Mason - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
- John Meehan - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
- Karon Meehan - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
- Neil Rotheroe - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
- Maureen Royce - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Public & Nonprofit Management (General)
`The recent explosive growth in the number of social enterprises, their diverse and dynamic nature, and the upsurge in research about them all makes this a potentially bewildering field of knowledge to explore. This book provides a clear and timely guide to the management challenges involved in understanding and running social enterprises, and underlines why their unique nature requires something more than just standard business school wisdom' - Ken Peattie, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Cardiff Business School, and Director of the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society
`Provides a good introduction to the management of social enterprises touching on a broad range of topics and will help those invovled in managing social enterprises and those trying to understand more about the sector. It draws on the experience of those who have worked in the social enterprise sector in a range of countries and are passionate about developing it' - Fergus Lyon, Professor of Enterprise and Organizations, Middlesex University
Overviewing the key business topics required by social entrepreneurs, and managers in social enterprises Management for Social Enterprise covers strategy, finance, ethics, social accounting, marketing and people management.
Written in direct, accessible language by a team of authors currently teaching and researching in this sector, each chapter is fully supported with learning resources. Chapters include brief overviews, further reading, suggested web resources and, importantly, international case studies, drawing on real-life business examples.
This book is essential reading for students and practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, but will also be of use to anyone with an interest in management, corporate responsibility, ethics or community studies.
Excellent content and well written providing students with supporting theory and guidance
Excellent content that delivers information clearly
This is a well written and interesting text, but it does not ally clearly with the module curriculum at the moment. We are considering developing more teaching in social enterprise, and if we did so, then this text would be recommended.
Although not timely - the text was being written in 2007-2008 - the structure fits well with an undergraduate introduction to social enterprise.
A particularly helpful - and surprising - chapter on Strat Man for SEs.
A second edition would be a welcome addition...in time.
This a good resource exploring social enterprise as part of our management modules. It also provides thought for those wanting to explore this area rather than traditional employment routes
A good introductory text to social enterprise that explores in particular how they are run and links to general theories of e.g. governance, management etc
Good for the student for understanding Social Entrepreneur and their business
Add to supplemental reading list. A usefall addition to library resources.
The introduction chapter is one of the most insightful I have read about social enterprise. Overall however, the book is more suited to practicioners.