Social Enterprise Journal: Volume 7 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Social Enterprise in Eastern Asia

Guest Editors: Jacques Defourny, YuYuan Kuan

Social enterprise in China: driving forces, development patterns and legal framework

Xiaomin Yu

This paper seeks to address emerging practices of social enterprises (SEs) in China by exploring the institutional context, organisational features and legislative…


Similarities and divergences: comparison of social enterprises in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Kam‐Tong Chan, Yu‐Yuan Kuan, Shu‐Twu Wang

On the basis of a survey conducted in 2010,the purpose of this paper is to discuss the latest developments of social enterprises in Hong Kong and Taiwan by analysing the…


Japanese social enterprises: major contemporary issues and key challenges

Rosario Laratta, Sachiko Nakagawa, Masanari Sakurai

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the emergence of social enterprise in Japan by looking at the predominant types of social enterprise in the country, their…


Social enterprise in South Korea: history and diversity

Eric Bidet, Hyung‐Sik Eum

This paper aims to deal with the history and main features of social enterprises in South Korea, where a specific legal framework was enacted in 2006.


Emerging models of social enterprise in Eastern Asia: a cross‐country analysis

Jacques Defourny, Shin‐Yang Kim

This paper aims to compare profiles of social enterprises as they are emerging in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea and to highlight common features across…

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