Online from: 2007
Subject Area: Enterprise and Innovation
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|Title:||Social enterprises for development as |
|Author(s):||Michela Giovannini, (School of Social Sciences, University of Trento, Trento, Italy and Euricse (European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises), Trento, Italy)|
|Citation:||Michela Giovannini, (2012) "Social enterprises for development as |
|Keywords:||Buen Vivir, Entrepreneurialism, Ethnic groups, Indigenous development, Latin America, Social enterprise, Sustainable development|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/17506201211258432 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors is deeply indebted to Giulia Galera for her support and precious suggestions. The support of Euricse and CCCBE (Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy – University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is gratefully acknowledged. An earlier version was presented at the 3rd EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise (Roskilde, Denmark, 4-7 July 2011).|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual overview of linkages between
Design/methodology/approach – The conceptual arguments build on a review of literature regarding social enterprise, mainly in its European conception, on social and solidarity economy according to several Latin American scholars, and on streams of literature related to indigenous development and indigenous entrepreneurship.
Findings – Against the failure of externally-driven developmental policies, social enterprise can be considered as a useful vehicle for indigenous peoples to establish direct control and management of natural resources and territories that constitute an important step towards their self-determination and self-managed development.
Research limitations/implications – An empirical validation of the presented argument is lacking in this paper and further empirical work is needed.
Originality/value – The paper is an attempt to provide a general conceptualization of social enterprise as a meaningful tool for the development of indigenous peoples in Latin America, bringing together different concepts borrowed from theories on social enterprise, social and solidarity economy and indigenous development.
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