Life on the edge: navigating the competitive tensions between the 'social' and the 'economic' in the social economy and in its relations to the mainstream

@article{Hudson2009LifeOT,
  title={Life on the edge: navigating the competitive tensions between the 'social' and the 'economic' in the social economy and in its relations to the mainstream},
  author={Ray Hudson},
  journal={Journal of Economic Geography},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={493-510}
}
  • R. Hudson
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Geography
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