Solidarity co-operatives : an embedded historical communitarian pluralist approach to social enterprise development?(Keynote to RMIT Research Colloquium)

RIDLEY-DUFF, Rory and BULL, Mike (2014). Solidarity co-operatives : an embedded historical communitarian pluralist approach to social enterprise development?(Keynote to RMIT Research Colloquium). In: 2014 Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Colloquium, Melbourne, RMIT Building 80, 26th - 28th November 2014. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore antecedents of the FairShares Model of social enterprise to answer the question “how has the concept of a ‘solidarity co-operative’ developed in the UK?” Our research on the antecedents of the FairShares Model uncovers a history of attempts to integrate entrepreneurs, producers, service users and investors using multi-stakeholder approaches to social enterprise. We argue that this (hidden) history is rooted in a growing acceptance of communitarian pluralist principles in the social and solidarity economy, but remains marginalised in the UK due to a powerful US discourse on social entrepreneurship. The FairShares Model represents a fresh attempt to advance communitarian pluralism in social economy through advocacy of ‘multi-stakeholder co operation in member owned social enterprises’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Ethical Organisations
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Depositing User: Rory Ridley-Duff
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 09:35
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 18:20
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9890

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