A Social enterprise and their relation to the local municipality

Jens Gustav Aagerup Jensen & Emma Skovgård Jørgensen

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


Local danish municipalities has during later years increased their efforts in furthering social enterprises due to a political pressure. We look into one Social enterprise and whether or not they have found their local municipality’ efforts advantageous. This project sets out to investigate the financially struggling social enterprise ‘Karibu’ and how they in a time of adversity are managed and organised. The project utilizes management theory, the theory of the triple bottom line and organization theory through analysis of data from semi- structured interviews with Karibu and Roskilde Municipality. The study finds that, despite struggling financially the organization’s action has positive effects on several social issues, as well as having a cohesive however inflexible organizational culture, which hinders their possibility of overcoming their adversities.

The findings are situated via discussion in relation to a large quantitative study, where we find that the case follow along with their majority of trends within the field in denmark. You should want to read this is study, is you want to understand why there exists a difference in perception between danish social enterprises and the efforts of local authorities, as well as understand what that difference does to an organisation with the aim of doing ‘good’ and while having a lessened focus on profit making. The study finds that the confusion regarding basic definition questions, and difference between the theory from America, Europe and the ones who actually work with social enterprises.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2018
Antal sider59
VejledereMartin Lund Petersen


  • Social enterprise