What’s in a Name? Making Sense of Social Enterprise Discourses

  title={What’s in a Name? Making Sense of Social Enterprise Discourses},
  author={Simon Teasdale},
  journal={Public Policy and Administration},
  pages={119 - 99}
  • Simon Teasdale
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • Sociology
  • Public Policy and Administration
Much attention has been paid to the contested concept of “social enterprise”. A wide variety of organisational types have had the label attributed to them or have tried to claim the label for themselves. Existing academic literature provides a bewildering array of definitions and explanations for the emergence of social enterprise. This conceptual confusion is because social enterprise is a fluid and contested concept constructed by different actors promoting different discourses connected to… 

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