CES, University of Liege, Belgium
The course focuses on social entrepreneurship and the management of social economy organisations. The “social economy” refers to all private-sector enterprises whose main goal is social, namely non-profit organisations, cooperatives, NGOs, mutual societies, foundations. These enterprises develop social, cultural or environmental projects, or projects related to health, development, fair trade, alternative finance, etc.
The course includes two parts. The first one describes the social economy and analyses the raisons d’être of social entrepreneurship. The second part is more practice-oriented: it reviews the various dimensions of the business plan of an enterprise with a social purpose (marketing, financing, CSR, governance).
Goals of the course:
The course aims to provide a new grid of analysis to understand collective stakes at society level, to improve the knowledge of social enterprise, to highlight the specificity of management in social economy enterprises and to allow the student to gain knowledge of these “adapted” management principles.
The practice-oriented dimension in embedded in the whole course.
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