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The social enterprise zoo : a guide for perplexed scholars, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, leaders, investors, and policymakers

edited by Dennis R. Young, Elizabeth A.M. Searing, Cassady V. Brewer

Edward Elgar, c2016

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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Social Enterprise Zoo employs the metaphor of the zoo to gain a more comprehensive understanding of social enterprise: the diversity of its forms; the various ways it is organized in different socio-political environments; how different forms of enterprise behave, interact, and thrive; and what lessons can be drawn for the future development and study of organizations that seek to balance social or environmental impact with economic success. After setting the stage with a thorough introduction, top scholars explore the different ways that social enterprises can be classified, nurtured, and understood. The book not only details the legal forms utilized in social enterprise and the social entrepreneurs involved in them, but it also addresses the reasons for the success or failure of these activities and looks at the ecologies in which they operate. The ?zookeepers,? such as governments and the regulatory regimes they establish, are compared and the important roles they play are examined. The volume concludes with a look at the future of social enterprise, providing suggestions for further research and implications for policy and practice. This innovative and accessible book is recommended for students, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and managers of social purpose organizations. Contributors: F.O. Andersson, D. Brakman-Reiser, C.V. Brewer, F. Calo, J.A. Kerlin, J.D. Lecy, W. Longhofer, T. Monroe-White, E.A.M. Searing, J.-I. Soh, S. Teasdale, J.E. Tyler III, D.R. Young, S. Zook

Table of Contents

Contents: Forward Dana Brakman-Reiser Preface Dennis R. Young, Elizabeth A.M. Searing, and Cassady V. Brewer PART I: Concepts and Content 1. Introduction Dennis R. Young and Cassady V. Brewer 2. Designing the Zoo Dennis R. Young and Wesley Longhofer 3. The Ongoing Evolution in Social Enterprise Legal Forms Cassady V. Brewer PART II: How the Zoo Functions 4. Habitats in the Zoo Janelle A. Kerlin, Thema Monroe-White, and Sandy Zook 5. Ecologies Within Habitats of the Zoo Elizabeth A.M. Searing, Jesse D. Lecy, and Fredrik O Andersson 6. Changes Over the Life Cycles of Social Enterprise Animals Jesse Lecy and Elizabeth A.M. Searing PART III: Managing and Governing the Zoo 7. The Role of Social Entrepreneurs in the Social Enterprise Zoo Dennis R. Young and Jesse Lecy 8. Feeding the Animals Elizabeth A.M. Searing and Dennis R. Young 9. Governing the Zoo Francesca Calo and Simon Teasdale PART IV: Performance of the Zoo 10. Social Innovation in the Zoo Thema Monroe-White and Jesse D. Lecy 11. Resiliency and Stability of the Zoo Animals Jung-In Soh, Elizabeth A.M. Searing, and Dennis R. Young 12. Social Impact of the Social Enterprise Zoo John E. Tyler III CONCLUSION Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice Dennis R. Young, Elizabeth A.M. Searing, and Cassady V. Brewer Index

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