The Economics of Social Responsibility: The World of Social Enterprises by Carlo BorzagaThe Economics of Social Responsibility: The World of Social Enterprises by Carlo Borzaga

The Economics of Social Responsibility: The World of Social Enterprises

EditorCarlo Borzaga, Leonardo Becchetti

Hardcover | September 7, 2010

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This book offers a rethinking of the burgeoning research on not-for-profit organizations and socially responsible economics. Adopting a comparative approach, the chapters explore and reinterpret the impact of social enterprises on the provision of general-interest services, work integration, microfinance, and fair trade, and show how these enterprises form the hub of an emerging economy of social responsibility. The book provides a new interpretation of social enterprises as entrepreneurial organizations that pursue social objectives and are successful due to the non-self-seeking motives of their members.

This book will be of interest to postgraduate students, professionals working in the not-for-profit sector, and scholars interested in socially responsible economics. It is particularly suitable for seminars and workshops focusing on the management of not-for-profit organizations, sustainable development, and globalization.

Leonardo Becchettiis Professor of Economics at the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata', Italy.Carlo Borzagais Professor of Economics in the Faculty at the University of Trento, Italy, and President of the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse).'
Title:The Economics of Social Responsibility: The World of Social EnterprisesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 7, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415465761

ISBN - 13:9780415465762


Table of Contents

IntroductionLeonardo Becchetti and Carlo and Carlo Borzaga 1. The economics of social enterprises: an interpretive frameworkCarlo Borzaga and Ermanno Tortia  2. The competitive advantages of social enterprisesSara Depedri 3. The impact of social enterprises on output, employment, and welfareErmanno Tortia  4. From economic growth to sustainable developmentLeonardo Becchetti and Giuseppe Mastromatteo  5. The provision of welfare and general-interest servicesLuca Fazzi  6. Social enterprises and the integration of disadvantaged workersGiulia Galera  7. The fair-trade debate and its underpinningsLeonardo Becchetti  8. An empirical test of fair tradeLeonardo Becchetti and Marco Costantino  9. Microfinance: a frontier social enterpriseLeonardo Becchetti  10. Only the fittest survive? A test of the sustainability of corporate social responsibilityLeonardo Becchetti and Rocco Ciciretti