Changing the Rules in Use? an Examination of the Role of Social Enterprise in Local Governance

Provided by: Queensland Treasury Corporation
Topic: Social Enterprise
Format: PDF
As multi-stakeholder entities that explicitly inhabit both social and economic domains, social enterprises pose new challenges and possibilities for local governance. In this paper, the authors draw on new institutional theory to examine the ways in which locally-focused social enterprises disrupt path dependencies and rules in use within local government. Rather than examining the more commonly asked question of the influence of the state on social enterprise, their purpose here is to examine the impacts of social enterprise on governmental institutions at the local level.

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