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ECO-SOC INFO, VOLUME 8, NUMÉRO 09, SEPTEMBRE 2013

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TABLE DES MATIÈRES

ARTICLES ET MONOGRAPHIES

Periodic articles and publications / Artículos y publicaciónes

Gouvernance et intÉrÊt GÉnÉral

Governance and general interest / Gobernanza y interés general

Agency Problems between Managers and Employees in Nonprofit Organizations: A Discrete Choice Experiment

Decoupling the state and the third sector? The 'big Society' as a spontaneous order

Cross-sector partnerships with small voluntary organisations: some reflections from a case study of a mutual support group

What’s New in the Governance of Canadian Not-for-Profit Corporations?

MODES DE DÉVELOPPEMENT ET DE Financement

Modes of development and financing / Modos de desarollo y de financiamiento

Quelle éthique pour la finance? Portrait et analyse de la finance socialement responsable (Livre)

Monitoring credit risk in the social economy sector by means of a binary goal programming model

ÉVALUATION

Evaluation methods / Métodos de evaluación

Playing with Numbers: A Methodological Critique of the Social Enterprise Growth Myth

Gestion

Management / Gestión

Les coopératives agricoles: Identité, gouvernance et stratégies (Livre)

Understanding Public and Nonprofit Managers' Motivation Through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory

Contingency, fit and flexibility of HRM in nonprofit organizations

Theoretical Framework of Social Marketing Effectiveness: Drawing the Big Picture on its Functioning

Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Strategic Approach (Book)

Innovation sociale

Social innovation / Innovación social

The Kochia Chronicles: Systemic Challenges and the Foundations of Social Innovation (Book)

Social Innovation: New Forms of Organisation in Knowledge-Based Societies (Book)

POLITIQUES PUBLIQUES

Public Policies / Politicas Publicas

The public sector and the development of microfinance in Spain

CONCEPTS ET DÉFINITIONS

Concepts and definitions / Conceptos y definiciones

L'émergence de l'économie sociale dans les politiques publiques. Une analyse internationale (Livre)

Civil Society and the Authoritarian State: Cooperation, Contestation and Discourse

The concept of 'civil society': different understandings and their implications for third sector policies

Autres

Other / Otros

Knowledge exchange between academia and the third sector

Social economy and social entrepreneurship - Social Europe guide

NUMÉROS SPÉCIAUX

Special Issues / Ediciones especiales

Entrepreneuriat social: éxperiences, limites, perspectives

Impactos de la depresión económica en el Tercer Sector de Acción Social

APPELS À COMMUNICATIONS

Calls for papers/ Convocatorias de artículos

ÉVÉNEMENTS À VENIR

Events / Eventos


ARTICLES ET MONOGRAPHIES

Periodic articles and publications / Artículos y publicaciónes


Gouvernance et intÉrÊt GÉnÉral

Governance and general interest / Gobernanza y interés general


Agency Problems between Managers and Employees in Nonprofit Organizations: A Discrete Choice Experiment

Stijn Van Puyvelde, Ralf Caers, Cind Du Bois and Marc Jegers. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, volume 24, issue 1, pages 63-85, Autumn 2013.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi

/10.1002/nml.21081/abstract

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: Most principal–agent literature of nonprofit organizations has focused on the relationship between board members and managers. However, in addition to the role as an agent of the board, the manager also performs a role as principal with respect to the nonprofit employees. By using a discrete choice experiment, we identify the objectives of managers and employees in nonprofit organizations and assess the presence of agency problems in this relationship. Our sample consists of 76 headmasters, 161 teachers, and 39 administrative employees in 74 secondary nonprofit schools in Belgium. We find that the six objectives set out in the experiment play an important role for both headmasters and subordinate staff. However, the results also indicate that some of these objectives are significantly more important for the headmasters. In sum, our results suggest that agency theory and stewardship theory are not necessarily in conflict with each other but can be combined into a more general governance framework for nonprofit organizations. Consequently, we argue that incentive structures that incorporate different types of objectives can facilitate the recruitment and retention of employees in nonprofit organizations.”


Decoupling the state and the third sector? The 'big Society' as a spontaneous order

Rob Macmillan. Voluntary Sector Review, volume 4, issue 2, pages 185-203, July 2013.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content

/tpp/vsr/2013/00000004/00000002/art00003

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: Despite a largely indifferent and otherwise sceptical public reception, the 'Big Society' has remained a central feature of the Conservative-led coalition's project in the United Kingdom. This article asks what the Big Society might mean for the 'third sector' of voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises. The previous Labour government's approach has been characterised as the development of a closer 'partnership' between state and the third sector. However, a partial decoupling may now be under way in the new political and economic context. Theoretically, this might signal a shift away from the idea of interdependence between the state and the third sector, and towards a model involving separate spheres: from partnership to an emergent 'trial separation'. The article draws on Friedrich Hayek's theory of 'spontaneous order', suggesting that the Big Society involves some implicit Hayekian assumptions. It concludes by considering the implications of regarding the third sector in such terms.”

 

Cross-sector partnerships with small voluntary organisations: some reflections from a case study of a mutual support group

Pauline McGovern. Voluntary Sector Review, volume 4, issue 2, pages 223-240, July 2013.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp

/vsr/2013/00000004/00000002/art00005

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: This article explores two partnerships that members of a small mutual support group for people with heart disease made with representatives of other organisations in order to gain funding and other resources. With a theoretical framework suggested by Pierre Bourdieu, the partnership process is examined in terms of the relationships between organisational representatives and the resources or potential resources available to the voluntary group. The substantive finding from this case study is that the mutual support group achieved collaborative advantage by gaining professional, therapeutic services while remaining largely true to its core mission. The Bourdieusian approach made it possible both to examine the dynamics of power relations within the voluntary organisation and also to look at the interaction and structural constraints in cross-sector partnerships. It proved to be a flexible, wide-ranging framework for research on the voluntary sector.”


What’s New in the Governance of Canadian Not-for-Profit Corporations?

Terrance S. Carter. The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, volume 15, issue 1, March 2013.

http://www.icnl.org/research/journal

/vol15iss1/special_3.htm

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: “The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the new federal and Ontario not-for-profit (“NFP”) corporation legislation. The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) and the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (“ONCA”) (collectively referred to as “NFP legislation”) have been modeled on reformed for-profit corporate statutes that were developed during the 1970s and 1980s, such as the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”) and the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”). Such modeling has resulted in comprehensive and organized rules and provisions applicable to NFP corporations that are similar to those found in for-profit legislation. This move towards harmonization of for-profit and NFP legislation not only permits the interpretation of NFP legislation through analogy to already settled cases regarding for-profit legislation, but also brings clarity to some areas where none existed before with regard to NFP legislation.”


MODES DE DÉVELOPPEMENT ET DE Financement

Modes of development and financing / Modos de desarollo y de financiamiento


Quelle éthique pour la finance? Portrait et analyse de la finance socialement responsable (Livre)

André Lacroix et Allison Marchildon. Presses de l’Université du Québec, 252 pages, août 2013.

http://www.puq.ca/catalogue/livres/quelle-

ethique-pour-finance-2472.html

Résumé issu de l’URL ci-haut : « L’espace économique s’est profondément modifié au cours des vingt dernières années en raison, bien sûr, de la mondialisation, mais aussi de la déréglementation de nombreuses économies parmi les plus influentes du monde. D’une économie empirique de travail, nous sommes ainsi passés à une économie virtuelle de spéculation avec, à la clé, un recul de l’éthique au profit de logiques financières. C’est pour contrer les effets néfastes de cette financiarisation de l’économie que le mouvement de la finance socialement responsable s’est développé, ses tenants utilisant les leviers économiques, en l’occurrence de nombreux fonds de placement, pour faire pression sur les décideurs et les orienter vers des avenues plus responsables. Ce livre présente le regard d’un philosophe et d’une sociologue sur ce mouvement. Les auteurs définissent les origines de la finance socialement responsable, pour ensuite exposer ses pratiques et ses stratégies, dresser un portrait de ses principaux acteurs et proposer des pistes de réflexion sur la dimension éthique de la finance ainsi que des outils pertinents aux pratiques des financiers. Il s’agit d’une introduction indispensable à tous ceux qui souhaitent s’initier au mouvement de la finance socialement responsable et qui recherchent des avenues éthiques en matière de développement économique.»


Monitoring credit risk in the social economy sector by means of a binary goal programming model

Fernando Alvarez García, Francisco Guijarro and Ismael Moya. Service Business, volume 7, issue 3, pages 483-495, September 2013.

http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s

2.0-84881049148&origin=SingleRecordEmail

Alert&txGid=1AC8D33B6F81898DA55AF42DA613

6CE5.WlW7NKKC52nnQNxjqAQrlA%3a11

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: Monitoring the credit risk of firms in the social economy sector presents a considerable challenge, since it is difficult to calculate ratings with traditional methods such as logit or discriminant analysis, due to the relatively small number of firms in the sector and the low default rate among cooperatives. This paper introduces a goal programming model to overcome such constraints and to successfully manage credit risk using economic and financial information, as well as expert advice. After introducing the model, its application to a set of Spanish cooperative societies is described.”

 

ÉVALUATION

Evaluation methods / Métodos de evaluación


Playing with Numbers: A Methodological Critique of the Social Enterprise Growth Myth

Simon Teasdale, F. Lyon and R. Baldock. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, volume 4, issue 2, pages 113-131, September 2013.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080

/19420676.2012.762800#.UhyrOj_QNI0

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: “Social enterprise is a contested concept which has become a site for policy intervention in many countries. In the UK the government has invested significant resources into social enterprise infrastructure, partly to increase the capacity of social enterprises to deliver or replace public services. Government publications show the number of social enterprises to have increased from 5,300 to 62,000 over a five-year period. This paper explores the myth of social enterprise growth in the UK through a methodological critique of the four government data sources used to construct and legitimise this myth. Particular attention is paid to how political decisions influence the construction of evidence. We find that growth is mainly attributable to political decisions to reinterpret key elements of the social enterprise definition and to include new organisational types in sampling frames.”


Gestion

Management / Gestión


Les coopératives agricoles: Identité, gouvernance et stratégies (Livre)

Chantal Chomel, Francis Deklerck, M. Filippi, Olivier Frey and René Mauget. Édition Larcier, collection : Droit et économie sociale et solidaire, 496 pages, septembre 2013.

http://editionslarcier.larciergroup.com/titres/

130167_2/les-cooperatives-agricoles.html

Résumé issu de l’URL ci-haut: « Les coopératives agricoles en France représentent un modèle d’entreprise original fondé sur des principes de fonctionnement et des valeurs qui les différencient des entreprises capitalistes. Elles représentent une force économique, sociale et territoriale de premier plan. Pour la première fois un ouvrage, rédigé par des auteurs experts dans leur domaine, dans une approche résolument pluridisciplinaire, destiné non seulement à l’enseignement supérieur mais aussi aux acteurs économiques eux-mêmes et à leurs conseils, aborde l’ensemble des aspects de la vie économique, financière, juridique, sociale des coopératives agricoles et des défis actuels auxquels elles sont confrontées. Cet ouvrage a été pensé pour être un outil support de formation et de cours pour les enseignants des écoles de commerce, des instituts universitaires de gestion, des écoles d’ingénieurs agronomes. Il met en valeur et analyse les spécificités des coopératives agricoles, riches d’une histoire centenaire, leur gouvernance, leurs modèles de développement, les enjeux qui les attendent et propose une comparaison internationale. Il vient combler une lacune puisque paradoxalement – malgré l’importance des coopératives agricoles en France- aucun ouvrage de ce type n’avait été réalisé. L’année internationale des coopératives de 2012 en a été le déclencheur.»


Understanding Public and Nonprofit Managers' Motivation Through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory

Chung-An Chen and Barry Bozeman. Public Management Review, volume 15, issue 4, pages 584-607, May 2013.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg

/rpxm/2013/00000015/00000004/art00007

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: Contemporary public and nonprofit management research has disproportionally emphasized the importance of intrinsic motivation (especially service motivation) but has given comparatively little attention to non-intrinsic motivation. According to self-determination theory (SDT), non-intrinsic motivation moves from identified motivation, introjected motivation, external motivation, to amotivation, depending on their disparate levels of self-determination. The authors examine empirically whether public managers differ from nonprofit managers on these intrinsic and non-intrinsic motivational styles. The findings show that public managers exhibit stronger service motivation, identified motivation, external motivation, and amotivation when compared to their nonprofit peers. In addition, public managers' strong external motivation and amotivation compromise their overall level of self-determination, suggesting that they may be less motivated by their work requirements than are nonprofit counterparts.”


Contingency, fit and flexibility of HRM in nonprofit organizations

Kunle Akingbola. Employee Relations, volume 35, issue 5, pages 479-494, September 2013.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mcb

/019/2013/00000035/00000005/art00002

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: The change in the environment of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) has accentuated the need for managers to understand the relationship between strategy, HRM and organizational effectiveness. The purpose of this paper is to examine contingencies that underlie strategy, HRM and the dimensions of fit and flexibility in the actual HRM practices implemented by two study organizations that have deployed HRM in strategic change. The research used two case studies of NPOs who reported that they adopted HR practices as an integral component of their adaptive strategy to achieve a fit. Thus, the research adopted purposive sampling to determine the cases that are appropriate to examine the research questions. The findings provide evidence of horizontal and vertical fit and flexibility-focused HRM practices designed to provide strategic alternatives. The research raises questions about how well NPOs' managers understand contingency drivers of strategy, HRM practices and the direction of HRM in NPOs. A number of factors contributed to promote fit, flexibility and HR practices. First, the emphasis on HRM as a critical priority in strategy by senior management. Second, factor that may have contributed to fit and flexibility dimension is the use of professional managers in the NPOs. The case organizations involved either internal or external consultants with HRM expertise in strategic planning process. Finally, organizational structure that facilitated communication channels within both organizations. Both organizations emphasized internal communications as a way of engaging employees. The findings set the groundwork for major research which could extend findings from previous empirical research, that strategy of NPOs is aligned with the level of HR practices in some functions such as training and not aligned in others practices such as recruitment. For nonprofit managers, this research reinforced the importance of senior management commitment and HR expertise to develop and implement HR practices that are aligned with current strategy and the need to develop employees' skills to facilitate flexibility to adapt to change in the environment.”


Theoretical Framework of Social Marketing Effectiveness: Drawing the Big Picture on its Functioning

Julia Thaler and Bernd Helmig. Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, volume 25, issue 3, pages 211-236, August 2013.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080

/10495142.2013.819708#.Uic_e6O1aUk

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: “Social marketing involves campaigns that aim to change individual behavior as well as prosocial behavior in diverse fields, such as health prevention and environment protection. Restricted public funds, debates about the social responsibilities of governments, nonprofit organizations and societies, as well as financial crises have increased interest in effective social marketing as a means of mitigating existing social problems. This article aims to draw the big picture on social marketing effectiveness by developing its theoretical framework. This framework brings together fragmented findings on social marketing effectiveness and incorporates a framework as a theoretically grounded process from relevant stimuli to intended responses. It provides a basis for further research. Recommendations for improved social marketing campaigns are derived. Managerial implications have great relevance for public and nonprofit management, as social marketing strongly influences the work and mission of public and nonprofit organizations.”


Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Strategic Approach (Book)

Joan E. Pynes. Fourth edition, published by Jossey-Brass, 499 pages, August 2013.

http://www.amazon.com/Resources-Management-

Public-Nonprofit-Organizations/dp/1118398629/ref=sr

_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378741009&sr=1-9&

keywords=third+sector#_

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: “Since the first edition was published in 1997, Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations has become the go-to reference for public and nonprofit human resources professionals. Now in its fourth edition, the text has been significantly revised and updated to include information that reflects changes in the field due to the economic crisis, changes in federal employment laws, how shifting demographics affect human resources management, the increased use of technology in human resources management practices, how social media has become embedded in the workplace, and new approaches to HRM policy and practice.”


Innovation sociale

Social innovation / Innovación social


The Kochia Chronicles: Systemic Challenges and the Foundations of Social Innovation (Book)

Khanjan Mehta. Kindle Edition, 238 pages, August 2013.

http://www.amazon.com/Chronicles-Challenges-

Foundations-Innovation-ebook/dp/B00EGJGQ5O

/ref=sr_1_4_title_

1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378743144&sr=1

-4&keywords=social+innovation

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: “Kochia, a sleepy community on the shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya, is caught in the turmoil among traditional ways of life, excitement brought about by development projects and the throes of relentless globalization. Cellphones are spreading HIV and funerals are killing people. Cows are drowning in enormous holes dug by white people. Girls are dropping out of school and children are being rented to orphanages. Crusades and miracle services are blurring the lines between religion and crime. Along with the rapidly declining fish population in the lake, the time to ‘teach people how to fish’ has passed. It is time for direct and decisive action. Obongo, Okello, Sister Phoebe and friends unravel the complexities of community challenges and design practical solutions to address them. From cardboard coffins to toothbrush currencies and professional praising services, the solutions are simple, frugal and ingenious. The Kochia Chronicles take readers headlong into the lives and adventures of people in this quintessential African village as they usher in an era of design, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Kochia Chronicles owe their genesis to the author's experiences in conducting research and advancing technology-based social ventures in East Africa over the past decade. They draw heavily from the vast literature on development studies and the work of several innovators and entrepreneurs. The stories weave a compelling web of concepts, approaches, facts, statistics, norms, musings, emotions…and full-page illustrations to help readers empathize with the people, their context, and their choices. The Kochia Chronicles are fictitious narratives that bring to life the paradoxical simplicity and complexity of development challenges with the objective of informing and inspiring innovation that leads to the self-determined improvement of lives and livelihoods.”


Social Innovation: New Forms of Organisation in Knowledge-Based Societies (Book)

Carmen Ruiz Viñals and Carmen Parra Rodríguez. Routledge Edition, 256 pages, May 2013.

http://www.amazon.com/Social-Innovation

-Organisation-Knowledge-Based-Societies/

dp/0415640148/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie

=UTF8&qid=1378743144&sr=1-2&keywords

=social+innovation

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: “'Social innovation’ can be simply defined as the new ideas and initiatives that make it possible to meet our society’s challenges in areas such as the environment, education, employment, culture, health and economic development. It is currently becoming increasingly important as a central concept for social theories and politics. This edited volume brings together interdisciplinary contributions which examine the complex interrelation between innovation and social problems, a link which has been surprisingly underexplored in academia and practice thus far. Social Innovation: New Forms of Organisation in Knowledge–Based Societies examines the mutual interdependence of innovation processes and social affairs. This interdependent relationship is characterised by a high degree of complexity which stems on the one hand from the true uncertain character of innovation and on the other hand from the different time scales in both domains. The alliance between innovation and social policy is highly relevant to the challenges which we are facing in the 21st century, such as resource scarcity, ageing societies and climate change. All of these issues demand substantial, continuous and sustainable structural change to maintain international competitiveness. Social change can only be understood by improving our knowledge about the impact of innovation processes in their co-evolutionary alliance with social evolution. The purpose of this book is to increase awareness of social participation among civil society organisations, SMEs, governments and research institutions, in order to promote economic, political and social changes that enhance collective welfare. This volume offers a key starting point for those looking to further explore this important realm of social research.”


POLITIQUES PUBLIQUES

Public Policies / Politicas Publicas


The public sector and the development of microfinance in Spain

Glòria Estapé-Dubreuil and Consol Torreguitart-Mirada. International Journal of Social Economics, volume 40, issue 10, pages 866-884, September 2013.

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm

?articleid=17094444&WT.mc_id=journaltocalerts

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: “The study of the relationships between the public sector and the microfinance sector in Spain; through the analysis of the microcredit programs undertaken by the diverse governmental bodies, as well as their repercussion in the development of the microfinance sector. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Details on the public policies analyzed have been mainly extracted from the web sites and annual reports of the agencies. Semi-structured interviews to members of the boards of most microfinance institutions (MFIs), as well as a database compiled by the authors on the MFIs and their clients had been used. As a theoretical reference, concepts within the institutional theory are applied. Financial services provided by governmental bodies to underprivileged are scarce, raising a lot of interest following its introduction, but with decreasing levels of realizations in recent years. Public policies have been found to influence in different ways the development and consolidation of the Spanish microfinance sector, although in general having feeble institutional impact. The scope of the analysis, limited to only one European country. This paper suggested paths for further collaboration between governmental bodies and MFIs and other social organizations related to the sector. The originality of this paper focus on the public policies related to the microfinance sector in a developed country.”

CONCEPTS ET DÉFINITIONS

Concepts and definitions / Conceptos y definiciones


L'émergence de l'économie sociale dans les politiques publiques. Une analyse internationale (Livre)

Rafael Chaves  et Danièle Demoustier (Dir), Édition Peter Lang, 367 pages, 2013.

http://www.peterlang.de/index.cfm?event=cmp

.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produ

kt&pk=76810&cid=5&concordeid=574068

Résumé issu de l’URL ci-haut: « Face à la crise, coopératives, mutuelles et associations tentent de créer du capital social et de construire une société plus démocratique et inclusive. L’Économie sociale serait-elle, enfin, entrée dans l’agenda politique des gouvernements ? Une vague de nouvelles lois et projets de lois d’économie sociale semblent le confirmer. Pourquoi ces politiques ont-elles émergé dans certains pays et non d‘autres? Quelles ont été leurs portée et limites? Chercheurs et experts d’Europe, d’Amérique et d’Asie ont travaillé sous les auspices de la Commission scientifique internationale « Économie sociale et coopérative » du CIRIEC pour dresser un premier bilan international de ces questions. Cet ouvrage propose dans un premier temps une analyse générale des politiques publiques en faveur de l’Économie sociale, à la fois dans leur construction, leurs modalités, leurs objectifs et leurs évolutions. L’analyse se place ensuite dans une double perspective européenne (par l’examen des politiques des instances européennes) et latino-américaine. Enfin, des analyses nationales et régionales visent à mettre en exergue les spécificités historiques et institutionnelles.»


Civil Society and the Authoritarian State: Cooperation, Contestation and Discourse

David Lewis. Journal of Civil Society, volume 9, issue 3, pages 325-340, September 2013.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg

/jcsoc/2013/00000009/00000003/art00006

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: Contemporary authoritarian regimes frequently coexist with a range of non-governmental associations, while resisting any trajectory towards democratization. This article reviews three major explanations for such political interactions, before proposing an alternative explanatory framework, using Young's dualistic approach to civil society. This approach stresses that the discursive role of civil society needs to be understood in order to explain the dynamics of coercion and cooperation faced by civil society organizations under authoritarian rule.”


The concept of 'civil society': different understandings and their implications for third sector policies

Adalbert Evers. Voluntary Sector Review, volume 4, issue 2, pages 149-164, July 2013.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp

/vsr/2013/00000004/00000002/art00001

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: “Civil society is often used as a point of reference in public and welfare policies. However, there are various notions of civil society. The most popular concept broadly equates it with the 'third sector'. A second concept sees the key to a more civil society mainly in the public domain with its ability for intermediation. Finally, there is a third notion, arguing that a more civil society takes shape through a struggle to strengthen civility and civicness throughout society. This article outlines these three approaches and their respective strengths and weaknesses. With an eye on public policies and welfare reform, it is argued that the first approach tends to limit questions about civil society to issues of strengthening third sector-based service provision. Such a focus, however, marginalises the potential offered by the other two approaches for analysing gains and losses in civility and civicness across society at large.”


Autres

Other / Otros


Knowledge exchange between academia and the third sector

Alex Murdock, Razia Shariff and Karl Wilding. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, volume 9, issue 3, August 2013.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/

tpp/ep/2013/00000009/00000003/art00008

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: This paper considers the different approaches to undertake knowledge exchange between academia and the third sector from three practitioner perspectives. London South Bank University (LSBU), as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) Social Enterprise Capacity Building Cluster (CBC), has been involved in a number of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) and other capacity building projects. TSRC has developed an approach that offers a step change in the way academic institutions can integrate knowledge exchange as part of a more participatory research process. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) produces research-based evidence that aims to be responsive to, and help inform and shape, public policy and practice. The paper concludes with an analysis of the different approaches.”


Social economy and social entrepreneurship - Social Europe guide

European Commission, volume 4, April 2013.

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId

=738&langId=en&pubId=7523&type=2&

Abstract excerpted from the URL cited above: The Social Europe guide is a bi-annual publication aimed at providing an interested but not necessarily specialised audience with a concise overview of specific areas of EU policy in the field of employment, social affairs and inclusion. It illustrates the key issues and challenges, explains policy actions and instruments at EU level and provides examples of best practices from EU Member States. It also presents views on the subject from the Council Presidency and the European Parliament. The fourth volume in the series describes the vivid world of social economy organisations (such as cooperatives, associations, mutuals and foundations) as well as the more recent phenomenon of social entrepreneurship, i.e. business created to achieve social rather than financial goals. In addition, it illustrates trends towards greater social responsibility among citizens/consumers, for-profit companies and financial institutions. Finally it reviews ways in which European and national policies support the social economy and social enterprise. The guide is available in printed format in German, Greek, English and French.”


NUMÉROS SPÉCIAUX

Special Issues / Ediciones especiales


Entrepreneuriat social: éxperiences, limites, perspectives

Dossier spéciale de la revue : Entreprendre & Innover, volume 1, issue 17, 100 pages, avril 2013.

http://www.cairn.info/revue-entre

prendre-et-innover-2013-1.htm


Impactos de la depresión económica en el Tercer Sector de Acción Social

Revista Española del Tercer Sector, numero 23, 2013.

http://www.fundacionluisvives

.org/rets/23/index.html


APPELS À COMMUNICATIONS

Calls for papers/ Convocatorias de artículos


®     Civil Society and the Citizen. The Eleventh International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). July 22th- 25th, 2014, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany. Deadline for submission:  October 25th, 2013. (RECALL)

®     Innovations sociales, innovations économiques. XXXIV ès Journées de l’AES (Association d’économie sociale) organisées par le Centre de recherche en économie de Grenoble (EA 4625). 11 et 12 septembre 2014, Grenoble, France. Date limite pour soumission: 02 novembre 2013.

®     Constructing Alternatives: How can we organize for alternative social,

economic, and ecological balance?  5th Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies (LAEMOS). April 2nd -5th 2014, Havana, Cuba. Deadline for submission: November 15th, 2013. (RECALL)

®     Entrepreneuriat durable, social et solidaire / Entrepreneuriat collectif. Un des thèmes des 5èmes Journées Georges Doriot pourtant sur  l’« Entrepreneuriat et Société : de Nouveaux Enjeux ». organisées par HEC Paris, EM Normandie et ESG-UQAM.  15 et 16 mai 2014, Rabat, Maroc, Deadline for submission: November 15th, 2013.

®     Social Businesses. Special issue of Revista de Administração de Empresas. Deadline for submission: November 30th, 2013.

®     Broadening the Horizon of Nonprofit Marketing Communications. Special issue of the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. Deadline for submission: December 1st, 2013.

®     Welfare Mix, Hybridity and Government–Nonprofit Relationships in Post-Modern Welfare States. Voluntas conference and special issue.  March 21st and 22nd, 2014. Copenhagen, Denmark.  Deadline for submission: December 1st, 2013.

 

 

ÉVÉNEMENTS À VENIR

Events / Eventos


®     From Bridging to Bonding: Examining the social enterprise research-practice continuum. Pre-SEWF Conference Research Day. Organized by Mount Royal University and Simon Fraser University in collaboration with the Social Enterprise World Forum. October 1st, 2013, Calgary, Canada. (RECALL)


®     The 2013 Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF 2013). Organized by Mount Royal University and Simon Fraser University in collaboration with the Social Enterprise World Forum. October 2nd - 4th , 2013, Calgary, Canada. (RECALL)


®     Congreso Continental de Derecho Cooperativo. XVII Conferencia Regional de ACI-Américas “La década de las cooperativas: escenarios y perspectivas”. 8 al 10 de octubre, 2013, São Paulo, Brasil.

®     II Encuentro Internacional de Cooperativismo. Congreso Internacional sobre Económica y Desarrollo. Asociación Nacional de Economistas y Contadores de Cuba. Palacio de Convenciones de la Habana. 14 al 18 de octubre, 2013, Habana, Cuba. (RECALL)

®     Building SSE as an alternative model of development. 5th RIPESS International Meeting of Social Solidarity Economy. October 15th - 18th , 2013, Manila, Philippines. (RECALL)

®     Social economy on the move … at the crossroads of structural change and regulation. The 4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy. Organized by CIRIEC Belgium with the close collaboration of the University of Antwerp. October 24th - 26th, 2013, Antwerp, Belgium. (RECALL)

®     Nonprofit Law, Policy and Practice: Evolution and Evaluation. The 8th ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference. October 24th - 26th, 2013, Seoul, South Korea. (RECALL)

®     Changer de cap à l'heure de la mondialisation. 6e Rencontres du Mont-Blanc. 9-11 novembre, 2013,  Chamonix, France. (RECALL)

®     Recession, Renewal, Revolution? Nonprofit and Voluntary Action in an Age of Turbulence.  ARNOVA’s 42nd Annual Conference. November 21th - 23th, 2013, Hartford, Connecticut (USA). (RECALL)

®     Les organisations de l'ESS: laboratoire du bien-être ? Organisé par le Réseau grand ouest de Recherche en Économie Sociale et Solidaire (RgoRESS) pour le CPER 10 LLSHS des Pays de la Loire. 28 et 29 novembre 2013, Nantes, France. (RECALL)

®      Fortalecer la economía cooperativa y solidaria para una sociedad sustentable. VIII Congreso Internacional RULESCOOP. RULESCOOP, Universidade do Vale dos Rio dos Sinos. 3 al 7 de diciembre, 2013, São Leopoldo, Brasil. (RECALL)

®     Quels dispositifs de gestion pour les entreprises sociales et solidaires ? La recherche éclairée par la méthode des cas. Colloque organisé par l'Institut de Recherche en Gestion (IRG, Université Paris-Est). 12 décembre 2013, Paris (France). (RECALL)

®     Entrepreneuriat social et l'économie sociale. Conférence de la Commission européenne. 16 et 17 janvier 2014,  Strasbourg, France. (RECALL)

®    La transformation sociale par l’innovation sociale.  4ème Colloque International du Centre de Recherche sur les Innovations Sociales (CRISES).  3 et 4 avril 2014, Montréal, (QC), Canada. (RECALL)

®     2e édition du Sommet international des coopératives. Organisé par le Mouvement Desjardins et l'Alliance coopérative internationale (ACI). 6-9 octobre 2014, ville du Québec, Canada. (RECALL)


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