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Social Economy Knowledge Mobilization Resources

Social Economy Centre Research Contributions
Articles in research journals
Akingbola, K. (2013). Resourced-Based View of Unincorporated Social Economy Organizations. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 4(1), 66-85
Chum, A., Mook, L., Handy, F., Schugurensky, D. & Quarter, J. (2013) Degree and Direction of Paid Employee/Volunteer Interchange in Nonprofit Organizations. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 23 (4), 409-426.
Dart, R., Clow, E., & Armstrong, A. (2010). Meaningful difficulties in mapping social enterprises. Social Enterprise Journal, 6(3), 186-193.
Gliedt, T., & Parker, P. (2008). Green community entrepreneurship: Creative destruction in the social economy. International Journal of Social Economics, 34(8), 538-553.
Henderson, A., Brown, S. D., & Pancer, S.M. (2012). Political and Social Dimensions of Civic Engagement: The Impact of Compulsory Community Service. Politics & Policy, 40((1), 93–130.
Henderson, A., Brown, S.D., & Pancer, S.M. (2011). Mandating civic engagement: the impact of compulsory volunteering on political behaviour. LISPOP Working Paper Series, currently under consideration by the Canadian Journal of Political Science.
Kistruck, G., & Qureshi, I. (2007). Disaggregating the impact of directors on financial performance. Invitation to resubmit to the Journal of Management received.
Le Ber, M. J., & Branzei, O. (2010). (Re)Forming strategic cross-sector partnerships: Relational process of social innovation. Business & Society, 49(1), 140-172.
Le Ber, M. J., & Branzei, O. (2010). Towards a critical theory of social value creation in cross-sector partnerships. Organization, 17(5), 1-34.
Le Ber, M. J., & Branzei, O. (2010). Value frame fusion in cross sector interactions. Journal of Business Ethics, 94(1), 163-195.

Other Online Resources

The following are links to research and position papers on social (purpose) enterprises, including co-operatives and microfinance initiatives, as well as the broader social economy.

BALTA, BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance
Mapping the Social Economy: Results, Reports & Papers
Social Economy: Analysis & Reflection
Social Economy Reader

BC Centre for Social Enterprise: Listings of current policy and research papers

Canadian Co-operative Association: Listings of over 1300 publications on co-operatives

CCEDNET, The Canadian CED Network: Database of publications searchable by term ‘social economy & social enterprise’

The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan: Publications including occasional papers, research reports, booklets and guides; most are available online as pdfs

EMES, The European Research Network: Research publications and position papers on third sector issues, including a large volume of material on work integration social enterprises

Enterprising Nonprofits: Select research papers related to social enterprises

Social Enterprises: Significant Employment Creator and Economic Generator

 New research shows that social enterprises, businesses operated by non-profit organizations for the dual purpose of generating income and creating a social, environmental, and cultural value, are significant contributors to both employment creation and economic generators.

The report, Strength, Size, Scope: A Survey of Social Enterprises in Alberta and British Columbia profiles data from 140 of 295 social enterprises in both provinces gathered in the spring and summer of 2010. These social enterprises are engaged in a wide variety of social, cultural, environmental and revenue raising market activities.

Of the total of 4,500 employees, 60 percent or 2,700 employees were members of a designated target group such as persons with a mental or physical handicap or a member of a marginalized population. In addition, the social enterprises that responded to the survey engaged 6,780 full- and part-time volunteers and 27,870 people as members. These social enterprises were responsible for training 11,670 people and providing services to an additional 678,000 people.

The sale of goods and services in the market generated $78 million in revenue across the two provinces and an aggregate net profit of $7.9 million, in the 2009 financial year.  Like other nonprofit organizations, social enterprises solicit non-market funds from a variety of funders, including foundations, government and individual donors.

New Book Published Based on Southern Ontario Social Economy Node Research


Edited by Laurie Mook, Jack Quarter, and Sherida Ryan

While the term ‘social economy’ is used widely in Western Europe and Quebec, it has had minimal currency in English Canada, where the differences between the public and private sectors and among nonprofits, co-operatives, social enterprises, and community economic development organizations have been emphasized.  Researching the Social Economy addresses these limitations by presenting a collection of original essays on the burgeoning bodies of research on the social economy across Canada. 

Speakers' Series Archived Videos

Speakers' Series 2014/2015

The Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Policy & Systems Change - Ontario Nonprofit Network:  Cathy Taylor, Executive Director; & Heather Laird, Policy Lead (September 24, 2014) 

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Investing in the People Behind the Project: The Role of Funders in Promoting Self Care and Community Care - Laidlaw Foundation:  Ana Skinner, Program Manager, Laidlaw Foundation; & Farrah Khan, Coordinator, Outburst! Young Women Muslim Program at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (October 29, 2014) 

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