Issues in Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship

  title={Issues in Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship},
  author={Wolfgang Bielefeld},
  journal={Journal of Public Affairs Education},
  pages={69 - 86}
  • W. Bielefeld
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Economics, Business
  • Journal of Public Affairs Education
Abstract Social enterprise and social entrepreneurship are topics of growing interest among academics and practitioners. This paper discusses the background and current configuration of discussions on these subjects. Issues related to social enterprise have been debated for some time, but questions remain about the impact of earned income on nonprofit organizations and corresponding sectors. Considerations of social entrepreneurship are relatively more recent. Topics of interest include… 
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