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An exploratory study on the potential of social enterprise to act as the institutional glue of network governance

Park, C and Wilding, MA 2014, 'An exploratory study on the potential of social enterprise to act as the institutional glue of network governance' , The Social Science Journal, 51 (1) , pp. 120-129.

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Abstract

This study combines two topics of contemporary salience for public administration: social enterprise and governance networks. While operating at different levels, both are institutions which attempt to draw together the three pillars of state, market, and civil society. Nevertheless, the respective literatures focus on particular aspects of the three pillars. We connect the two concepts and suggest that some social enterprises can act as the institutional glue of networks due to their ability to benefit organizations in each of the three sectors. This requires social enterprises to have the managerial capacity to diffuse social know-how, and is facilitated by the trust of other organizations and a supportive policy framework. The links are explicated at the conceptual level before providing evidence from South Korea and the UK. Finally, research propositions are offered, which suggest new avenues for future research.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: The Social Science Journal
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0362-3319
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: MA Wilding
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 12:34
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2016 07:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/31797

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