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Understanding the Social Economy of the United States

by (author) Laurie Mook, John R. Whitman, Jack Quarter & Ann Armstrong

Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Feb 2015
Category
General, Management, Nonprofit Organizations & Charities, Theory, Social Work
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442663954
    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price
    $46.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442645905
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $101.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781442614116
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $50.00

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Description

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 the co-director of the Social Economy Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 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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Jack Quarter is a professor and co-director of the Social Economy Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He is the author of Canada's Social Economy and Crossing the Line. He edited How to Start a Worker's Co-op and co-edited Partners in Enterprise: The Worker Ownership Phenomenon.

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Ann Armstrong is a lecturer and the academic director of the Business Edge program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

‘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 Policy Forum vol 6:03:2015

‘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

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