August issue of the journal Voluntas contains the long-awaited article with a revised definition of the third sector

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.


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!

Wenjue Knutsen

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

Laura Scheiber

Personal Wellbeing of Participants of Social Purpose Enterprises: The Influence of Social Support

Andrea Chan

Participatory Governance in Social Enterprise

Victor Pestoff, Lars Hulgård

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

Svetlana McGill

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)

Tom Montgomery

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