Social Enterprise Journal: Volume 14 Issue 1


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Roots of social enterprise: entrepreneurial philanthropy, England 1600-1908

Matthew MacDonald, Carole Howorth

Insights into the roots of social enterprise from before the term was adopted are provided by examining histories of charitable service and comparing current understandings of…

Social enterprises operating in the South Wales valleys: a Delphi study of persistent tensions

Anthony Samuel, Gareth R.T. White, Paul Jones, Rebecca Fisher

This paper aims to examine the factors that influence and collectively conspire to inhibit social enterprises’ abilities to flourish in geographies of economic and social…

Dominant logics: US WISEs and the tendency to favor a market-dominant or social mission-dominant approach

Sarah J. Woodside

Work integration social enterprises (WISEs) address the chronic unemployment of disadvantaged populations. However, WISEs face challenges, in part, because they embody both social…

Unpacking the foundational dimensions of work integration social enterprise: The development of an assessment tool

Rosemary Lysaght, Michael J. Roy, Jack S. Rendall, Terry Krupa, Liam Ball, Janessa Davis

The aim of this exploratory, mixed methods study was to develop and test a tool that identifies foundational dimensions of work integration social enterprises (WISEs) for use in…

The distinctive challenges and opportunities for creating leadership within social enterprises

Brad Jackson, Matthew Nicoll, Michael J. Roy

The purpose of this study is to present a systematic assessment of the distinctive challenges and opportunities associated with creating leadership within the realm of social…


Institutionalising design thinking in social entrepreneurship: A contextual analysis into social and organizational processes

Rama Krishna Reddy Kummitha

Design thinking is attracting practitioners and researchers in various walks of life. User integration principle as part of design thinking is expected to transform product and…


Research in the Social Enterprise Journal – from the margins to the mainstream

Bob Doherty

The purpose of this paper is to review the development and impact of the Social Enterprise Journal (SEJ) from its inception in 2005 until present day.

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