Suitable for courses addressing community economic development, co-operatives, and non-profit organizations, the second edition of Understanding the Social Economy expands upon the authors’ ground-breaking examination of organizations founded upon a social mission – social enterprises, non-profits, co-operatives, credit unions, and community development associations.
The second edition examines the immense impact that digital communication and relationships have had on the social economy and civil society, and includes new examples that reflect technology’s impact on the social economy: the impact of ICT in the delivery of public sector non-profit service, digital micro-finance and crowd funding, and e-governance initiatives linking municipalities and the citizenry. The second edition contains six new case studies as well two new chapters addressing leadership and strategic management and human resource management. A much-needed work on an important but neglected facet of business studies, Understanding the Social Economy continues to be an invaluable resource for the classroom and for participants working in the social sector.
About the authors
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.
Laurie Mook is the co-director of the Social Economy Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
Ann Armstrong is a lecturer and the academic director of the Business Edge program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Other titles by Jack Quarter
Pensions at Work
Socially Responsible Investment of Union-Based Pension Funds
Management and Policy Issues for Social Purpose Businesses
Understanding the Social Economy of the United States
Businesses with a Difference
Balancing the Social and the Economic
Building a Community-Controlled Economy
The Evangeline Co-operative Experience
Crossing the Line
Unionized Employee Ownership and Investment Funds
Canada's Social Economy
Co-operatives, Non-profits, and Other Community Enterprises