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Accounting for Social Value

by (author) Laurie Mook

Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Jan 2013
Category
General, General, Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442642638
    Publish Date
    Feb 2013
    List Price
    $65.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781442611467
    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price
    $29.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442694446
    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price
    $29.95

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Description

When organizations use social accounting practices, they are able to measure their performance in terms of benefits accrued to key stakeholders such as their communities, human resources, and those investing in the organization. This innovative change in accounting can lead to a fundamentally different perspective on the value of an organization. Through case studies of organizations that have implemented social accounting in the United States, Canada, India, and Scotland, Accounting for Social Value provides a unique perspective for understanding key issues in this growing field.

Building on two related titles, Researching the Social Economy (2010) and Businesses with a Difference (2012), Accounting for Social Value offers academics, accountants, policy-developers, and members of non-profit, co-operative, and for-profit organizations tools and insights to explore the connections between economic, social, and environmental dimensions. The lessons learned are valuable not only for other social economy organizations, but also for organizations in the public and for-profit sectors.

About the author

Laurie Mook is the co-director of the Social Economy Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

‘This book provides a practical rare insight into the possibilities and challenges associated with the process of social accounting in social economy organizations. The volume should interest managers, and leaders of social economy organizations, as well as consultants, students, and scholars specializing in social accounting.’

Voluntas vol 25:01:2014

‘This collection will be of great value to social economy practitioners, accountants engaged in critical accounting practices, and scholars of business, economics, and the social sciences alike.’

ANSERJ: Canadian Journal of Nonprofit & Social Economy Research vol 4:02:2013

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