Social enterprise policy design: Constructing social enterprise in the UK and Korea

Park, Chisung and Wilding, Mark 2013, 'Social enterprise policy design: Constructing social enterprise in the UK and Korea' , International Journal of Social Welfare, 22 (3) , pp. 236-247.

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Taking the elusive definition of social enterprise as its starting point, this study seeks to understand the impact of government policies on the development of social enterprises in the national contexts of the UK and South Korea. The social construction of target populations is utilised as a theoretical framework in order to identify which factors influence government policy. A comparison of the two countries over a 14-year period from 1997 to 2010 reveals that, despite very different contexts, governments in both countries have taken an instrumental approach to social enterprise. This tendency is more pronounced in Korea however, where government has limited the input of stakeholders and used an approval system to control access to the social enterprise name. The study concludes by recommending a more value-oriented approach to social enterprise.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Social Welfare
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1369-6866
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Funders: Research fund of the Catholic University of Korea
Depositing User: Dr Mark Wilding
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 15:32

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