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Suitable for courses addressing community economic development, non-profit organizations, co-operatives and the social economy more broadly, the second edition of Understanding the Social Economy expands on the authors’ ground-breaking examination of organizations founded on a social mission – social enterprises, non-profits, co-operatives, credit unions, and community development organizations. While the role of the private and... more...

Understanding the Social Economy of the United States is a comprehensive introduction to the operation and study of organizations with social goals – public sector nonprofits, civil society organizations, social enterprises, cooperatives and other organizations with a social mission – under the rubric of the social economy. This text is rich in examples and case studies that explain the social economy framework in the... more...

Quarter examines business owners who use their firms as laboratories for social innovation. After providing an introduction to this phenomenon in an historical perspective and discussing the 19th-century British industrialist Robert Owen, he provides ll case studies of contemporary innovators from six countries-the UK, US, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, and New Zealand.The case studies fall into two broad groups. The first involves business people... more...

Touted by many sector leaders worldwide, this book will appeal to: Nonprofit and Cooperative Manager, Staff and Boards; Volunteer Coordinators; Governments Funders, Donors, Foundations; Social Researchers and Policy-Makers; Instructors in Nonprofit Management, Business, Public Administration, Community Development, Cooperative Studies, and Accounting