The Evolution of Social Enterprises: Investigating How to Encourage Further Interdependencies Between Government, Commerce and Society.
Friday, 26 February 2016 from 13:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
WISERD Event: The Evolution of Social Enterprises: Investigating how to encourage further Interdependencies between Government, Commerce and Society.
Place: University of South Wales Conference Centre, Pontypridd Campus
Date: Friday 26th February 2016
Time: 13.00 till 16.00
Key Note Speakers:
Professor Ken Peattie (Cardiff University Business School) Director of ESRC Centre for Sustainable Places: Profile: http://business.cardiff.ac.uk/people/staff/ken-peattie.
Jan Bennett former Business Enterprise Support Manager Council and Head of Business and Enterprise Support at Caerphilly County Borough.
Whilst the scale, scope and nature of social enterprises has been researched the challenges that they face, such as their interdependencies with the commercial sector and funding providers, remain unexplored (Huybrechts and Nicholls, 2013; Peattie and Morley, 2008). The growing significance of these organisations and the necessity to support their successful evolution to become self-sustaining and engage with the wider community of stakeholders, demands that their specific issues are identified and explored in detail.
In order to explore the interdependencies and vagaries of social enterprise the workshop will be attended by representatives from academia, national government, local authorities, commercial organisations and social enterprises.
- To improve our understanding of the interdependencies of the government, commerce and civil society, specifically in order to identify the tensions and challenges that social enterprises face in South Wales.
- Identify the practical issues that beset social enterprises in attempting to self-reliant, sustainable service providers.