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Management for Social Enterprise

Management for Social Enterprise

First Edition

March 2009 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Management for Social Enterprise is an essential text for Management students and practitioners studying social enterprise. The book overviews the key business topics required by social entrepreneurs, and managers in social enterprises, with perspectives on strategy, finance, ethics, governance, 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 useful 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 Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship, but will also be of use to anyone with an interest in management, corporate social 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
Governance and SEs

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

The book comes handy for both practitioners as well as students of social enterprises.... The authors draw heavily on the research that focused thus far on fair trade SEs. It is in this context that the reader is introduced to the relevance of social marketing, relationship marketing and brands to SEs...finally, the authors take the reader through a quick lead into how SEs connects with the business ethics agenda. The concepts of corporate social responsibility and ethics, including the different philosophical positions are elaborated. Governance challenges, including issues of accountability and transparency are stressed.

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