Social enterprises and social categories

Joseph J Galaskiewicz, Sondra N. Barringer

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The discussion of what makes nonprofits and for-profits different from one another is still relevant. Research has touched upon the role of the non-distribution constraint (Hansmann, 1980), values or preferences of leaders (Weisbrod, 1998a), funding streams (Frumkin and Galaskiewicz, 2004) and legal status (Stark, 2010). There is usually the assumption that the identities of the organizations under study are unambiguous and their forms distinct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Enterprises
Subtitle of host publicationAn Organizational Perspective
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781137035301
ISBN (Print)9780230358799
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Galaskiewicz, J. J., & Barringer, S. N. (2012). Social enterprises and social categories. In Social Enterprises: An Organizational Perspective (pp. 47-70). Palgrave Macmillan.