Market madness or the road to salvation? A critical review of the social enterprise agenda

Kean Birch, G. Whittam, Alan Southern (Editor)

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    There is little doubt that in recent years enterprise has been considered an essential approach in the alleviation of deprivation existing in the developed world. The assumption is that area-based initiatives provide a means by which enterprise can include all members of society in mainstream social and economic activities. The rationale behind this book is to critically challenge the notion that enterprise can address the complexity behind deprivation and social exclusion by demonstrating UK and North American examples.The contributions in this edited collection offer a distinct opportunity in respect of both theoretical and empirical advancement. The authors hale from both sides of the Atlantic and form an inter-disciplinary group to provide complementary perspectives in this field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnterprise and Deprivation: Small Business, Social Exclusion and Sustainable Communities
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages288
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • critical review
    • social enterprise agenda

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