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The Big Issue: is it sustainable in a cashless society?


Taylor, C and Donoghue, J, The Big Issue: is it sustainable in a cashless society?, Third Sector Review, 27, (1) pp. 75-88. ISSN 1323-9163 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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This paper considers the challenges faced by The Big Issue street vendors in the United Kingdom (UK) in an increasingly cashless society. It reviews the future sustainability options for street vendors in the UK and Australia, particularly in light of the UKs departure from the EU which will impact on the numbers of vendors and employees available to The Big Issue. Strategic workforce development planning will need to be undertaken with an eye to long term sustainable business practices. The Big Issue will also need to develop a sustainable distribution system including the location of centralized distribution points across the UK and Australia.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Big Issue, social enterprise, sustainability
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Donoghue, J (Dr Jed Donoghue)
ID Code:146760
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-09-24
Last Modified:2021-10-20

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