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What is a social entrepreneur? /

by Frances, Nic.

Publisher: 2000Availability: No items available

Placing the social economy. /

by Amin, Ash | Cameron, Angus | Hudson, Ray.

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2002Description: 147 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. See references to Bromley-by-Bow Centre, p.107,111-112Summary: This book examines the role of the social economy non-profit activities designed to combat social exclusion by selling socially useful goods and services in the marketplace. The authors, geographers by profession, analyse experience of the social economy in the United Kingdom, with particular attention to four urban areas (Bristol, Tower Hamlets in London, Middlesbrough and Glasgow). > > They conclude that there is no model of best practice that can simply be transplanted, partly because local context (for example, the support of the local government authority, or the history of volunteer sector activity) is an important influence, and partly because success may be related to meeting specific local needs rather than to generating a certain number of jobs. They argue that the social economy generally remains highly dependent upon the state, serving as a different way of using and distributing resources than as a way of generating them; and that it tends not to be sustained by local community resources alone. Therefore expectations in the UK and increasingly in the EU that the social economy can be a major source of jobs, regeneration and welfare provision are unrealistic. Instead, the most effective social enterprises can open up new possibilities and networks for people who have been restricted by the limited resources of poor places . The social economy should therefore be strengthened as a sector complementary to both the state and the market, not as a substitute for either.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pursuing corporate responsibility in China - experiences of a small enterprise in the optical industry. /

by Lillywhite, Serena | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 2002Description: 8 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: OECD Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility "Supply Chains and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises", June 19, 2002. Published in "OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises : focus on responsible supply chain management, annual report 2002" ; See BA11750.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Getting down to business : an agenda for corporate social innovation. /

by Jupp, Rachel.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2002Description: 68 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Social enterprise : a strategy for success

by Great Britain. Department of Trade and Industry.

Publisher: [London, U.K] Department of Trade and Industry 2002Description: 81 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 2002Summary: The Social Enterprise Unit was set up in Autumn 2001, within the Department of Trade and Industry, to provide a focal point for strategic decision making across Government. Eight Working Groups, involving key stakeholders from the social enterprise community, were established by the Unit, and they have identified the major barriers to growth of the social enterprise sectorAvailability: (1)

Pursuing corporate responsibility in China - labour rights and supply chain management. /

by Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: unpub. 2002Description: 9 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented at a conference ` Workers Rights and International Labour Standards : Human Rights and Business' at Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, October, 2002. This paper is based on research undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and recently presented at the OECD Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility in Paris, June 2002. Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Community practices in Australia. /

by Weeks, Wendy (ed) | Hoatson, Lesley (ed) | Dixon, Jane (ed).

Publisher: Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. Pearson Education Australia 2003Description: viii, 160 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social enterprise : balancing social and economic objective. /

by Burns, Isabel.

Publisher: unpub. The University of South Australia 2003Description: vii, 70 leaves.Notes: September 2003 Bibliography: p. 60-63 Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work, Honours Degree in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences (DEASS), University of South Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Toward a better understanding of social entrepreneurship : some important distinctions. /

by Boschee, Jerr | McClurg, Jim.

Publisher: [Washington, DC] Social Enterprise Alliance 2003Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:43:28 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This paper teases out some important distinctions between innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship. It suggests that social entrepreneurship is a frequently used but often misunderstood phrase in the non-profit sector today. Innovation is valuable but unless innovations result in self-sufficiency (as opposed to sustainability) the authors question whether it is entrepreneurship.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic sociology : state, market, and society in modern capitalism. /

by Triglia, Carlo.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Blackwell Publishers 2002Description: x, 287 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social enterprise in Anytown. /

by Pearce, John.

Publisher: London, U.K. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 2003Description: 192 p.Notes: Includes a chapter by Allan Kay Replacement copy September 2007Summary: In the context of the increasing profile of social enterprise in the United Kingdom, Pearce describes how social enterprises differ from private businesses and from public agencies, and how the world of social enterprises has changed since the early 1990s. > The book begins with the ideal story of Anytown, showing how social enterprises can become central to a local economy. Later chapters identify the characteristics of social and community enterprises, the role of social capital, appropriate legal frameworks and a five-stage process of social accounting.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

When the boat comes in : transforming Australia in the age of globalisation. /

by Frankel, Boris.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Pluto Press 2001Description: ix, 262 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: The author explores how global and domestic forces are transforming Australian society. He suggests creative practical proposals for dealing with issues such as unemployment, poverty, retirement income, rural and urban industries, public services and environmental problems. This work, challenging the prevailing views of labour, business and the major political parties, is designed to stimulate lively discussion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Government initiatives to develop the UK social economy . /

by Passey, Andrew | Lyons, Mark.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Centre for Co-operative Research and Development 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Down to business : social entrepreneurship and the Australian community sector : a thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts (by Thesis only). /

by Holm, Sonya.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: x, 103 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 86-100 30 July 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ripples from the Zambezi : passion, entrepreneurship, and the rebirth of local economies. /

by Sirolli, Ernesto.

Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC. New Society Publishers 1999Description: xxii, 151p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 146-151)Summary: Drawing on almost 30 years experience in Africa, Australia and North America, Ernesto Sirolli throws light on how to build enterprises involving ordinary people in unlikely places. Through a series of stories of development failures and successes, Sirolli offers a fresh approach for involving people in their own development initiatives.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Implementing change: entrepreneurship and local initiative. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 1990Description: 80 p. Bibliography: p. 79-80.Notes: At head of title: Local initiatives for employment creation Replacement copyAvailability: No items available

China : responsible supply chain management and ethical purchasing. /

by Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented to CPA China Conference. 2005Description: 10 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 10)Summary: As China continues its economic development and integration with the global economy, pressure is building to ensure international enterprises embrace responsible supply chain management and contribute to improved labour and environmental conditions. Despite China's reputation for having a poor regulatory framework, China's labour law is more comprehensive than that of many OECD countries. What is lacking is an adequate system of implementation. This paper draws on the experiences of an Australian non-government organisation (NGO) in dealing with the Chinese optical industry to consider the important question of corporate social responsibility in China.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs : not all community organisations, not all in the outback. /

by Foley, Dennis.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:28:19 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The social entrepreneur : making communities work. /

by Mawson, Andrew.

Publisher: London, U.K. Atlantic Books 2008Description: xv, 187 p. [8]p. of plates : ill., (some col.), maps, ports.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The end of charity : time for social enterprise. /

by Frances, Nic | Cuskelly, Maryrose.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2008Description: viii, 184 p.Notes: Includes index. missing 23/01/2012Summary: Breaking new ground and drawing on his encounters with business and social leaders around the world as well as his own richly-lived experiences, Nic Frances leads us through his principles of social entrepreneurship. He introduces us to the powerful idea that the market can be a tool for delivering a range of values besides profit. He explains the growing recognition that corporate social responsibility benefits businesses as well as the community and that welfare organisations will only be really effective when they start exploring social enterprise and corporate partnershipsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

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