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Publication date: 30 March 2007

Tony Chapman, Deborah Forbes and Judith Brown

To study the reasons why UK social enterprises are not yet fulfilling their potential due to the lack of support and trust on the part of key decision makers.

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Purpose

To study the reasons why UK social enterprises are not yet fulfilling their potential due to the lack of support and trust on the part of key decision makers.

Design/methodology/approach

The study was based in Tees Valley, the southernmost sub‐region in northeast England, which has suffered from a decline in its traditional industries over the past 30 years. Reports the results of in‐depth qualitative interviews with 18 local authority economic regeneration officers and leading local strategic partnership managers across the five borough councils as key stakeholders across Tees Valley to explore potential barriers to the development of the social enterprises sector in this sub‐region. Explains that each interview focused on: perceived differences in the culture of the social enterprise sector compared with private business and the public sector; representation of the sector in key decision making in the sub‐region; the potential for developing entrepreneurship and foresight in the sector; and opinions on the level of support required for capacity building.

Findings

The results indicated that key stakeholders in the public sector assume that there is a value continuum between the voluntary and community sector, through the social enterprise sector, to the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, while the assumption is also that the closer an organization is to the voluntary and community sector, the more likely that it will be driven by its social values. Supports the view that social enterprises are both “value led” and “market driven”.

Originality/value

Draws on previously unpublished data from a research project that aimed to assess the size, shape and scope of the social enterprise sector for Tees Valley Partnership.

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Man-Eating Monsters
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-528-3

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Publication date: 1 March 1983

Martin Kesselman

Deborah Silcox assured the audience that Mead resorted to no “under the table” deals to obtain NYTIS. Rather, the New York Times, deciding to get out of the online…

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Deborah Silcox assured the audience that Mead resorted to no “under the table” deals to obtain NYTIS. Rather, the New York Times, deciding to get out of the online business, offered it to Mead with a seven‐year exclusive contract. Besides the New York Times, NEXIS now provides full text access to approximately 60 other publications, to which The Financial Times of London and Forbes are the newest additions. NEXIS also includes the full text of Encyclopedia Britannica and the Federal Register. In accessing the New York Times, NEXIS users have a choice of entering several files: the Infobank, to search the New York Times full text; the ABS file, to search abstracts and descriptors; the AMI file, the NYTIS advertising and marketing intelligence service; a combined file of ABS and AMI; DDWA, Deadline Data on World Affairs; and TODAY, which displays daily summaries from the New York Times. NEXIS, however, is only available through a special terminal provided by Mead for which users pay a $50.00 monthly maintenance and database access charge, and an initial $400.00 installation fee (this fee is waived for previous NYTIS subscribers signing up with Mead). An additional printer for offline printing costs another $150.00 monthly. Mead is currently reissuing the NYTIS thesaurus with some embellishments and offering it to NEXIS subscribers at no extra cost.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 3 August 2020

Bernard J. Jaworski and Robert S. Lurie

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The Organic Growth Playbook: Activate High-Yield Behaviors to Achieve Extraordinary Results – Every Time
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-687-0

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Publication date: 19 December 2017

Karin Klenke

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Women in Leadership 2nd Edition
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-064-8

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Publication date: 16 October 2009

Deborah Stiles and Greg Cameron

The purpose of this paper is to examine a model of corporate and civic communities as it relates to change in rural Atlantic Canada. The aim is to frame questions relevant…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine a model of corporate and civic communities as it relates to change in rural Atlantic Canada. The aim is to frame questions relevant to what appears to be a situation of changing paradigms.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is largely conceptual. An exploration of Lyson's model of corporate and civic communities, review of selected Atlantic Canada historiography, and preliminary findings of a research consultation offer understanding of the historical and changing paradigmatic terrain of rural communities and agriculture in Atlantic Canada. Selected issues, emerging from the literature as well as from a series of consultations held with farmers, rural non‐profits, policy makers, businesses, agricultural groups and others, are examined in the context of the region's past and the corporate and civic models outlined by Lyson. Atlantic historiography is discussed in view of contemporary challenges, and questions relevant to change in the region are raised and framed.

Findings

Increasingly vulnerable to a number of provincially, regionally, nationally and globally formulated challenges, Atlantic Canada's rural communities have been and are being reshaped, as is the agriculture being practiced within them. In the midst of these upheavals, a practice‐policy “dis‐connect” is making it unclear how alternative agricultural and rural community developmental paradigms might be actualized in the region. But some of these challenges are not new.

Research limitations/implications

The research consultation is at the beginning stages, and thus results reported are speculative.

Practical implications

Lessons from the Atlantic past, and Lyson's civic model, may provide guideposts toward a more ecologically‐sound and economically‐viable way for the future of rural communities and agriculture in the region.

Originality/value

This paper raises key questions that take into account the region's rural past and changing paradigms pertaining to agriculture and rural communities.

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Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6204

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Case study
Publication date: 10 September 2018

Lorraine L. Taylor and Deborah L. Walker

Andrea Seid is responsible for tourism marketing in a destination management organization in Colorado. In her position, she faces a difficult decision of whether to…

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Andrea Seid is responsible for tourism marketing in a destination management organization in Colorado. In her position, she faces a difficult decision of whether to promote marijuana-related businesses on her website and in the local welcome centers.

Research methodology

Primary research took place through interviews with Andrea Seid and John Mace, a local business owner. All other data were collected from secondary sources.

Relevant courses and levels

This case would help students to apply concepts from courses such as: services marketing, tourism management, destination management and tourism development.

Theoretical bases

The decision at the root of the case is a real-world application of stakeholder theory.

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The CASE Journal, vol. 14 no. 5
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 1544-9106

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Publication date: 12 January 2021

Tammar B. Zilber

Borrowing from practice theory to enhance institutional theory has much potential. It may help institutional scholars reconnect with its constructivist, processual…

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Borrowing from practice theory to enhance institutional theory has much potential. It may help institutional scholars reconnect with its constructivist, processual origins. Yet previous attempts of borrowing across paradigmatic boundaries – both in organization studies and in institutional theory – teach us that borrowing is not a straightforward adoption. Instead, theories that cross known paradigmatic boundaries go through a process of translation, and may well get lost in the way. In this paper, the author focuses on methodology and points to impediments to the fruitful adoption of a practice-driven approach to institutionalization, and offers ways to overcome them. In particular, the author points to the need to change the focus from process as an outcome to the inner life of the process; capturing action in vivo and in situ; and finding ways to focus on practice yet not lose connection to its institutional context and implications.

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On Practice and Institution: Theorizing the Interface
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ISBN: 978-1-80043-413-4

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Publication date: 14 May 2018

Sandra Waddock

This chapter argues that corporate social responsibility (CSR) and even corporate sustainability and responsibility will be insufficient to generate the transformation…

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This chapter argues that corporate social responsibility (CSR) and even corporate sustainability and responsibility will be insufficient to generate the transformation needed for businesses, economies, and societies to deal with potentially existential sustainability, climate change, and inequality crises. A new socio-economic narrative needs to be created to underpin thinking about economies, societies, and nature. After briefly looking at CSR today, the paper discusses the power that the neoliberal narrative has in shaping understanding of the roles and purposes of businesses. It then argues for a new narrative emphasizing well-being, dignity, and sustainability, an economy in service to life, as an alternative, highlighting the powerful role that memes, core units of culture, play in shaping narratives.

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Corporate Social Responsibility
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-260-0

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Publication date: 11 July 2014

Natalie Antal, Bruce Kingma, Duncan Moore and Deborah Streeter

In 2004 and 2007, the Kauffman Foundation awarded 18 universities and colleges $3–5 million dollars each to develop radiant model entrepreneurship education programs and…

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In 2004 and 2007, the Kauffman Foundation awarded 18 universities and colleges $3–5 million dollars each to develop radiant model entrepreneurship education programs and campus-wide entrepreneurial ecosystems. Grant recipients were required to have a senior level administrator to oversee the program who reported to the Provost, President, or Chancellor. Award recipients included Syracuse University (2007) and the University of Rochester (2004). Cornell was not a Kauffman campus. This chapter explores three case studies in the radiant model of university-wide entrepreneurship education as deployed at Cornell University, The University of Rochester, and Syracuse University. The authors examine the history, accelerators, and challenges of the radiant model of university-wide entrepreneurship education.

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Innovative Pathways for University Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-497-8

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