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Social enterprises in rural community development


Eversole, R and Barraket, J and Luke, B, Social enterprises in rural community development, Community Development Journal, 49, (2) pp. 245-261. ISSN 0010-3802 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/cdj/bst030


Social enterprises are hybrid organizational forms that combine characteristics of for-profit businesses and community sector organizations. This article explores how rural communities may use social enterprises to progress local development agendas across both economic and social domains. Drawing on qualitative case studies of three social enterprises in rural North West Tasmania, this article explores the role of social enterprises in local development processes. The case study social enterprises, despite differences in size, structure, mission and age, are strongly embedded in their local places and local communities. As deeply contextualized development actors, these social enterprises mobilize multiple resources and assets to achieve a range of local development outcomes, including but not limited to social capital.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Economic development policy
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management and productivity not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Eversole, R (Professor Robyn Eversole)
ID Code:89912
Year Published:2014 (online first 2013)
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:Institute for Regional Development
Deposited On:2014-03-19
Last Modified:2017-04-26

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