Understanding the Social Economy

Understanding the Social Economy

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In this resource the authors integrate a wide array of organizations founded upon a social mission - social enterprises, nonprofits, co-operatives, credit unions, and community development associations - under the rubric of the 'social economy.' This framework facilitates a comprehensive study of Canada's social sector, an area often neglected in the business curricula despite the important role that these organizations play in Canada's economy. This resource presents a unique set of case studies as wellas chapters on organizational design and governance, social finance and social accounting, and accountability. The examples provide much needed context for students and allow for an original and in-depth examination of the relationships between Canada's social infrastructure and the public and private sectors. With this work, Quarter, Mook, and Armstrong illuminate a neglected facet of business studies to further our understanding of the Canadian economy.Retrieved Aug. 25, 2008 from http://www.canurb.com/media/pdf/ Options_Study2005.pdf. a€c Gibney, D. (2003). Santa comes to Shermount a€“ Santaa#39;s sack full of cash. Toronto Star, 20 Dec., N15. a€c Greer, S.S. (2005). No-frills housing choices.

Title:Understanding the Social Economy
Author:Jack Quarter, Ann Armstrong, Laurie Mook
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2009


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