"Management for Social Enterprise is a great introduction to the rich variety of social enterprises in the UK. It is also a useful tool to help us to build more effective social enterprises that really deliver on their missions by people who have hands on experience. This is just what the rapidly growing social enterprise sector needs, a management manual to help us take social enterprises to the next level by people who have hands on experience". (Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd and Cabinet Office sponsored Social Enterprise Ambassador). "The recent explosive growth in the number of social enterprises, their diverse and dynamic nature, and the upsurge in research about them all makes this a potentially bewildering field of knowledge to explore. This book provides a clear and timely guide to the management challenges involved in understanding and running social enterprises, and underlines why their unique nature requires something more than just standard business school wisdom".
(Ken Peattie, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Cardiff Business School, and Director of the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society). "Provides a good introduction to the management of social enterprises touching on a broad range of topics and will help those invovled in managing social enterprises and those trying to understand more about the sector. It draws on the experience of those who have worked in the social enterprise sector in a range of countries and are passionate about developing it". (Fergus Lyon, Professor of Enterprise and Organizations, Middlesex University). Overviewing the key business topics required by social entrepreneurs, and managers in social enterprises Management for Social Enterprise covers strategy, finance, ethics, social accounting, marketing and people management. Written in direct, accessible language by a team of authors currently teaching and researching in this sector, each chapter is fully supported with learning resources. Chapters include brief overviews, further reading, suggested web resources and, importantly, international case studies, drawing on real-life business examples.
This book is essential reading for students and practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, but will also be of use to anyone with an interest in management, corporate responsibility, ethics or community studies.