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Jonathan Coburn, Rick Rijsdijk EKOS Ltd
ISBN 978 0 7559 9763 3 (Web only publication) DPPAS 10927
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This report is accompanied by a Research Finding and a Case Studies Report
1 About the StudyContext for the Study Focus of the Study Intended Purpose of the Research Specific Objectives Study Method Report Structure
2 The Concept of Social Enterprise SuccessIntroduction Defining Success and Failure Understanding Critical Success Factors Possible Social Enterprise Success Factors Measuring Social Enterprise Success Success Over Time and in Difficult Conditions Encouraging Successful Ethnic Minority Social Enterprises
3 Perspectives on Social Enterprise SuccessIntroduction Defining Social Enterprise Defining Success Understanding Success Measuring Success Supporting Success
4 The Traits of Successful Social EnterprisesIntroduction Profile of Successful Social Enterprises Critical Success Factors Bringing Stakeholder Value Internal Business Processes Learning and Innovation Finance and Resources
5 The Path to Social Enterprise SuccessIntroduction Life Stages Origins Getting Started The Early Years Growth and Adulthood Scale and Maturity
6 Entrepreneurship, Resilience, and Adaptability to ChangeIntroduction The Make or Break Moments Lessons from the Difficult Times Reinforcement and Resilience Entrepreneurial Leadership and Decision-making
7 External Influences on the Success of Social EnterprisesIntroduction The Forces that Influence Success High Level Influences Localised or Direct Influences
8 Surviving and Thriving During Difficult Economic ConditionsIntroduction Exposure to the Recession Immediate Effects of the Recession Short-term Survival Tactics Longer-term Prospects and Strategies
9 Succeeding as an Ethnic Minority Social EnterpriseIntroduction Finding Ethnic Minority Social Enterprises Some Prominent Examples Common Characteristics Benchmarking with the 'Best in Class' Supporting Ethnic Minority Social Enterprises
10 ConclusionsIntroduction What Makes Social Enterprises Successful? Learning Points and Implications Arising
Appendix: Case Study Profiles
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.
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