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 (Unpublished)
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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|
|Depositing User:||Rory Ridley-Duff|
|Date Deposited:||28 May 2015 09:35|
|Last Modified:||22 Aug 2015 04:27|
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