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Management for Social Enterprise

Management for Social Enterprise

March 2009 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Management for Social Enterprise is a great introduction to the rich variety of social enterprises in the UK. It is also a useful tool to help us to build more effective social enterprises that really deliver on their missions by people who have hands on experience. This is just what the rapidly growing social enterprise sector needs, a management manual to help us take social enterprises to the next level by people who have hands on experience' - Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd and Cabinet Office sponsored Social Enterprise Ambassador


`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.


Bob Doherty
Introduction to the Landscape for Social Enterprise
Bob Doherty
Social Enterprise in Context
The Story So Far

John Meehan
Strategic Management for Social Enterprises
Maureen Royce
Managing People in a Social Enterprise Environment
George Foster
Social Enterprise and Financial Management
Bob Doherty and Karon Meehan
Marketing for Social Enterprise
Neil Rotheroe
Business Ethics and Social Enterprise
Chris Mason
Social Enterprise Governance

Excellent content and well written providing students with supporting theory and guidance

Mr Phillip Bowen
Northampton Business School, Northampton Univ.
June 24, 2014

Excellent content that delivers information clearly

Mr Phillip Bowen
Northampton Business School, Northampton Univ.
June 23, 2014

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.

Mrs Alice Owen
School of Earth and Environment, Leeds University
May 14, 2013

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 time.

Mr Simon Blake
School of Business and Marketing, University College Birmingham
September 12, 2012

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

Mr Simon Gillings
Institute of Education and Public Services, Gloucestershire University
September 6, 2012

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

Mr Robin Miller
Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University
May 2, 2012

Good for the student for understanding Social Entrepreneur and their business

Mr Hendry Hartono
BINUS Entrepreneurship Center, BINUS University
February 5, 2012

Add to supplemental reading list. A usefall addition to library resources.

Timothy Savage
School of Hospitality, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
February 11, 2010

The introduction chapter is one of the most insightful I have read about social enterprise. Overall however, the book is more suited to practicioners.

Mr Dominic Chalmers
Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde University
October 1, 2009

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