Social Entrepreneurship and Social Entreprises: Nordic Perspectives

Linda Lundgaard Andersen (Editor), Malin Gawell (Editor), Roger Spear (Editor)

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Migrant women stepping into ethnic catering; homeless men employed to take care of bees producing honey for sale; young people on the edge getting microcredit funding to start social businesses; or former criminals joining forces to create social and economic structures for an honest lifestyle. These initiatives capture the transformative power of social enterprise and might indicate how social enterprises have the potential to make a difference for people and societies. The Nordic countries represent an interesting case. Social enterprises and co-operatives played a significant part in paving the way for the Nordic solicaristic welfare state.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages290
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-65626-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesRoutledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation

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