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Understanding the Social Economy and the Third Sector (2nd Edition)

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Understanding the Social Economy and the Third Sector fills a significant gap by bringing together a comprehensive range of topics in one resource. Students will gain a working knowledge of the social economy and social...

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Understanding the Social Economy and the Third Sector fills a significant gap by bringing together a comprehensive range of topics in one resource. Students will gain a working knowledge of the social economy and social capital, illustrated by comparison with the private and public sectors and real-world examples.

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An authoritative author team tackle one of the fastest growing areas of management studies
A comprehensive core text designed to fit modules on the social economy and third sector perfectly
Highly accessible, written in plain English with plenty of example case studies
The only book to clearly define the third sector, social economy and social capital areas that often confuse students
An introductory text with clearly specified learning outcomes, filling a huge gap in the market

1. Why Address the Social Economy.- PART I: THE EVOLUTION AND ROLE OF THE SOCIAL ECONOMY 2. The Evolution of the Social Economy.- 3. Current Perceptions of the Social Economy and the Third Sector.- 4. Social Enterprise and the Main Components of the Social Economy.- 5. Present and Future Perspectives.- PART II: THE NATURE OF THE SOCIAL ECONOMY 6. Characteristics of Social Enterprises.-7. Financing the Social Economy.- 8. Social Capital: A Vital Enterprise Ingredient.- 9. Advancing the Social Economy.- 10. The Impact of the Social Economy.
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SIMON BRIDGE is the Proprietor of Simon Bridge and Associates, an economic and enterprise development consultancy. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Ulster's Northern Ireland Centre for Entrepreneurship (NICENT), UK, and is a director of several social enterprises.

BRENDAN MURTAGH is a Reader in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at the Queen's University of Belfast, UK. He has researched and written widely on spatial planning, urban regeneration and local development.

KEN O'NEILL is Professor of Enterprise and Small Business Development at the University of Ulster's Business School, UK. He is a Chair of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ireland and Young Enterprise...

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SIMON BRIDGE is the Proprietor of Simon Bridge and Associates, an economic and enterprise development consultancy. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Ulster's Northern Ireland Centre for Entrepreneurship (NICENT), UK, and is a director of several social enterprises.

BRENDAN MURTAGH is a Reader in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at the Queen's University of Belfast, UK. He has researched and written widely on spatial planning, urban regeneration and local development.

KEN O'NEILL is Professor of Enterprise and Small Business Development at the University of Ulster's Business School, UK. He is a Chair of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ireland and Young Enterprise (N. Ireland), and was the first recipient of the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion – Lifetime Achievement Award.

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