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Assessing Social Impact of Social Enterprises: Does One Size by Cecilia Grieco

By Cecilia Grieco

This ebook explores the variety of Social impression evaluate (SIA) types and descriptions a self-assessment on versions to aid social marketers. The chapters hint the concept that and origins of social entrepreneurship and elicits present implementation of SIA versions through social organisations. the great overview of over 75 SIA versions should be in particular valuable for social marketers and researchers.

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From this perspective it does not appear that there is a distinguishing set of traits that delineate social from traditional entrepreneurs. What can be considered as the differentiating factor appears to be the nature of the mission that entrepreneurs select for their business: social entrepreneurs focus more on social concerns, while traditional entrepreneurs focus more on market-oriented ones. Nevertheless, both seek profit to drive their businesses forward and both seek to make important changes in the marketplace.

In Italy, for example, there is a large number of social enterprises working in several different fields. In counties like Sweden and Finland their number is considerable, but they are active in specific fields such as employment and kindergartens. Germany and Denmark, on the other hand, have a small number of social enterprises and, along with the Netherlands, are examples of countries where existing social enterprises are not clearly differentiated from public or third-sector organizations (Borzaga and Defourny 2001).

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