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Community Wellbeing and Social Enterprise: Place, Visibility, and Social Capital


Kilpatrick, S and Emery, S, Community Wellbeing and Social Enterprise: Place, Visibility, and Social Capital, Social Enterprise, Health, and Wellbeing, Routledge, MJ Roy and J Farmer (ed), New York, pp. 67-84. ISBN 9780367647292 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9781003125976


In recent decades, governments have promoted social enterprise as a means to address welfare and tackle disadvantage. Early academic work on social enterprises reflected this development and engaged with their ability to deliver and create jobs, work towards remedial environmental goals, and address a range of societal challenges. More recently, researchers have started to investigate the broader potential of social enterprise for the wellbeing of people and the planet. In this context, this book aims to answer the question: In what ways can social enterprises improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities? The chapters in this edited collection take different perspectives on assessing how social enterprises address disadvantage and deliver health and wellbeing impacts. Drawing on evidence from international research studies, Social Enterprise, Health, and Wellbeing: Theory, Methods, and Practice presents the 'first wave' of innovative research on this topic and provides a platform of evidence to inspire the next generation of scholarly and policy interest. Drawing on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research in the field, this book will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students in the fields of entrepreneurship, public and social policy, community development, public health, human geography, and urban planning.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Social capital, wellbeing, social enterprise
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Technical, further and workplace education
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, S (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
UTAS Author:Emery, S (Dr Sherridan Emery)
ID Code:151001
Year Published:2022
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP170100388)
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-07-11
Last Modified:2022-08-29

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