Social Enterprise Journal: Volume 12 Issue 3


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Symbiosis across institutional logics in a social enterprise

Cæcilie Maibom, Pernille Smith

Non-profit organisations are moving from being permeated with social institutional logics to becoming increasingly influenced by market logics. These organisations thereby have to…

User expectancies for green products: A case study on the internal customers of a social enterprise

Chen-Ju Lin, Hwang-Yeh Chen

This study was commissioned by DA-AI Technology Co. Ltd. and used the outcomeexpectancy theory from the social cognitive framework and concept of planned behavior to structure an…


The role of institutional and stakeholder networks in shaping social enterprise ecosystems in Europe

Richard Hazenberg, Meanu Bajwa-Patel, Micaela Mazzei, Michael James Roy, Simone Baglioni

This paper draws upon prior research that built a theoretical framework for the emergence of social enterprise ecosystems based upon the biological evolutionary theory. This paper…


Governance, legitimacy, and stakeholder balance: lessons from Fairtrade International

Elizabeth A. Bennett

This paper aims to explain why Fairtrade International (FI), an organization committed to empowering the producers of Fairtrade certified products, at times (paradoxically)…


Social venture creation and the influence of commercial ventures

Habib Kachlami

The purpose of this paper is to understand how social and commercial ventures interact with each other. It investigates how the entry, exit and prevalence of commercial ventures…


Profit generation or community resource?: Studying attitudes to the operation of a post office by a charity

Neil Bishop, Rory Ridley-Duff, Gareth Morgan

For the past decade, sub-post offices (POs) in the UK have been subject to intensive pressures to marketise their business. Actual or threatened closures have led charities to…

Licence to operate: Social Return on Investment as a multidimensional discursive means of legitimating organisational action

Juha Klemelä

The Social Return on Investment (SROI) framework has been developed for mapping and measuring social impact. It may be used for legitimating organisations and projects. The…

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