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Understanding the Social Economy of the United States

An Emerging Perspective

by Laurie Mook; Jack Quarter; Ann Armstrong & John R. Whitman

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Understanding the Social Economy of the United States is a comprehensive introduction to the operation and study of organizations with social goals – public sector nonprofits, civil society organizations, social enterprises, cooperatives and other organizations with a social mission – under the rubric of the social economy.

This text is rich in examples and case studies that explain the social economy framework in the context of the United States. The book not only highlights the differences between these organizations and traditional businesses, but also provides applied chapters on organizational development, strategic management and leadership, human resources, finance, and social accounting and accountability in social economy organizations.

The perfect introduction to the social economy framework for students of nonprofit management, business, social entrepreneurship, and public policy, Understanding the Social Economy of the United States an invaluable resource for the classroom and for practitioners working in the social economy sector.

About the Authors
Laurie Mook is an associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University.
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JACK QUARTER is a professor, specialising in the study of co-operatives and other forms of social enterprise, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto. He is the editor of How to Start a Worker Co-op and co-editor (with George Melnyk) of Partners in Enterprise: The Worker Ownership Phenomenon.
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Ann Armstrong is the director of the Social Enterprise Initiative at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
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John R. Whitman is a visiting assistant professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the College of Business Administration at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
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Editorial Reviews

‘This book is most useful, and no doubt is intended, as a teaching text. It is full of examples, case studies, and discussion questions that can stimulate rich classroom discussion and student assignments.’

— Nonprofit Policy Forum vol 6:03:2015

‘The authors have put a great deal of thought into the case studies and discussion questions that follow each chapter… This book is highly appropriate for use in business schools, departments of economics, and other comparable domains.’

— Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly vol 46:04:2017

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