The internationalisation of FairShares: where agency meets structure in US and UK company law

RIDLEY-DUFF, Rory (2016). The internationalisation of FairShares: where agency meets structure in US and UK company law. In: BOEGER, Nina and VILLIERS, Charlotte, (eds.) Shaping the Corporate Landscape. Oxford, Hart Publishing. (In Press)

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This chapter is a reflexive analysis of factors that are affecting the internationalisation of the FairShares Model (FSM) in the US and UK. The goal of the paper, however, is to explore how Giddens’ (1984) structuration theory offers insights into the formation of social enterprises that offer alternative approaches to incorporation. Between September 2015 and January 2016, three social entrepreneurs used the FSM to constitute two new companies in the UK and US. A study of FSM early adopters provides an opportunity to explore how agents (social entrepreneurs) rewrite structures (Articles of Association) when they form a new social enterprise. By examining how the Articles of Dojo4Life Ltd (UK) and AnyShare Society (US) changed during debates about incorporation, the dialectal relationship between social entrepreneurial agency and institutional structures can be effectively theorised.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This chapter is a primer for the FairShares Labs for Social and Blue Innovation project (Erasmus Plus) that runs from November 2017 to March 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: social enterprise, co-operatives, solidarity, incorporation, entrepreneurship, structuration theory
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > People, Work and Organisation
Departments: Sheffield Business School > Management
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Depositing User: Rory Ridley-Duff
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 16:47
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2018 07:21

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