Social Enterprise Journal: Volume 16 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Social Enterprises, Social Innovation and the Creative Economy

Guest Editors: Roberta Comunian, Denderah Rickmers, Andrea Nanetti

Ambivalent entrepreneurs: arts-based social enterprise in a neoliberal world

Grace McQuilten, Deborah Warr, Kim Humphery, Amy Spiers

The purpose of this paper is to consider the social turn in contemporary capitalism and contemporary art through the lens of art-based social enterprises (ASEs) that aim…


The Creative Business Model Canvas

Michelle Carter, Chris Carter

Creative and cultural producers, like social enterprises, operate in a complex business environment where the value proposition is difficult to define, and the…


Managing making and makers in open-access craft studios: the case of Turning Earth

Lauren Elizabeth England

The aim of this paper is to develop understanding of how open-access (OA) studios as creative social enterprises (CSEs) can negotiate coexisting creative, social and…

Get Give Make Live: An empirical comparative study of motivations for technology, youth and arts entrepreneurship

Ben Toscher, Yngve Dahle, Martin Steinert

This study aims to explore the motivations and business ideation processes of 776 entrepreneurs from three diverse cohorts of technology, youth and arts entrepreneurs.


Social innovation and the university: The impact of intervention for the micro creative economy in North East England

Ladan Cockshut, Alistair Brown, Mariann Hardey

This paper aims to explore the university as a nexus of socially innovative support and engagement with micro- and small-sized (mSME) creative businesses in rural and…

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