The article by Salamon and Sokolowski is accompanied by a symposium with comments from several major scholars, including EMES former president, Jacques Defourny, and current president, Marthe Nyssens. They note that “the attempt made by L.S. Salamon and S.W. Sokolowski to propose an extended conception of the third sector, beyond typical non-profit institutions, represents a significant progress at various levels. Most importantly, it takes into account some rules and practices that are found in some cooperatives, mutuals and social enterprises. By doing so, the boundaries of the third sector are moved, thus allowing the inclusion not only of non-profit institutions but also of some social economy organizations as conceptualized in many countries, especially across Europe and Latin America”.
For the next month, both articles are available OPEN ACCESS. Download them while you can here.
Two other EMES members, former president, Lars Hulgård and Victor Pestoff, have another article on participatory governance in social enterprise. The issue contains various other articles on social enterprise, social innovation and hybridisation, testifying to the growing significance of these research topics. The table of contents of this issue is included below.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Beyond Nonprofits: Re-conceptualizing the Third Sector (OPEN ACCESS)
Lester M. Salamon , S. Wojciech Sokolowski
Voluntas Symposium: Comments on Salamon and Sokolowski’s Re-conceptualization of the Third Sector (OPEN ACCESS)
Jacques Defourny, Kirsten Grønbjerg, Lucas Meijs, Marthe Nyssens, Naoto Yamauchi
The Non-profit Sector is Dead, Long Live the Non-profit Sector!
The Phenomenon of Social Enterprises: Are We Keeping Watch on This Cultural Practice?
Claudinei Pereira Gonçalves , Kester Carrara, Richardson Moro Schmittel
Social Enterprises and the EU’s Public Procurement Market
Daniela Pirvu, Emilia Clipici
Social Impact Investing in Germany: Current Impediments from Investors’ and Social Entrepreneurs’ Perspectives
Gunnar Glänzel, Thomas Scheuerle
Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Community Organisations Controlling Assets
Mike Aiken, Marilyn Taylor, Rebecca Moran
How Social Entrepreneurs in the Third Sector Learn from Life Experiences
Personal Wellbeing of Participants of Social Purpose Enterprises: The Influence of Social Support
Participatory Governance in Social Enterprise
Social Entrepreneurship Through an Organizational Ecology Lens: Examining the Emergence and Evolution of the Voucher School Population in Milwaukee
Fredrik O. Andersson , Michael R. Ford
Combined Effects: The Influence of Organizational Form and Structural Characteristics on Contract Performance in Mixed Sector Markets
Julia L. Carboni
Exploring Organizational Form in the Affordable Rental Housing Sector
Catherine Leviten-Reid, Alicia Lake, Robert Campbell
The Blurring Hypothesis Reconsidered: How Sector Still Matters to Practitioners
Curtis Child, Eva Witesman, Robert Spencer
NGO Hybridisation as an Outcome of HIV Services Delivery in Global Fund-Supported Programmes in Ukraine
Resource Dependence as a Mechanism for Survival: The Case of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Gerardine Doyle, Rosemarie Kelly, Sheila O’Donohoe
Do Hybrid Organizational Forms of the Social Economy have a Greater Chance of Surviving? An Examination of the Case of Montreal
Marie J. Bouchard, Damien Rousselière
Open Innovation in Nonprofit Sports Clubs
Felix Wemmer, Joerg Koenigstorfer
Instrumental and Non-instrumental Factors of Social Innovation Adoption
Martin Dietrich , Matti Znotka, Hannah Guthor, Florian Hilfinger
Are Social Innovation Paradigms Incommensurable? (OPEN ACCESS)