EMES European Research Network

All project results are already available at wilcoproject.euDecember 2013 - January 2014
4th EMES International PhD Summer SchoolWestern University of Timisoara (WUT)
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4th International Research Conference on Social EnterpriseIf not for profit, for what? and how?
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These unique "renewable resources" for social and economic problem-solving and civic engagement in Europe are needed more than ever at this time of social and economic distress and enormous pressures on governmental budgets—not as an alternative to government but third sector as fully-fledged partner in the effort to promote European pr

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IntroducctionSocial Innovations for social cohesion: 77 cases from 20 European citiesRecurrent patterns of approaches and instruments in local social innovations – on methods and outcomes of a study in the framework of the WILCO projectKeywords:social innovation; service innovation; concepts and contexts; approaches and instruments; recurrent pat

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The first phase - project identification - of this ambitious project was commissioned to EMES by the United Nations Development Programme's Bratislava Regional Centre (UNDP-BRC, moved to Istanbul in 2014). The rationale underlying EMES' project stemmed from the lack of uniformity in the field of social enterprises (SEs) which prevents the enhancem

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Brief introduction: La plupart de ceux qui utilisaient les notions d’entrepreneuriat social et d’entreprise sociale il y a une dizaine d’années s’accordent aujourd’hui sur le fait qu’ils n’auraient jamais pu imaginer l’étonnante percée de ces concepts. En effet, l’utilisation de ces derniers se répand aujourd’hui dans la pl

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OrganisersEMES International Research Network (EMES)Western University of Timisoara (WUT)

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In addition to the recurrent EMES international events (the research conference and the PhD summer school), we organize joint events with our partners with the goal of deepening specific research fields and consolidating emerging ones. Moreover, we thrive on expanding the community of researchers working on social enterprise and related issues wor

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Cooperatives are democratic organizations, which are for the members, of the members, and by the members. Cooperative accounting is an easy process which has different stages to process accounting data from various sources to produce and disseminate accounting information about the cooperative business in the form of accounting reports. Cooperati

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WILCO aims to examine through cross-national comparative research how local welfare systems affect social inequalities and how they favour social cohesion with a special focus on the missing link between innovations at the local level and their successful transfer to and implementation in other settings. The results were used, through strong inter

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When reviewing the literature, a dearth of empirical research on accountability of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) towards their beneficiaries is observed. Most of the studies that do pay attention to this stakeholder group are characterized by important limitations. By answering five questions, this study attempts to overcome some of these limita

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For its first research programme EMES received support from the European Commission and formed a partnership with the European Confederation of Workers' Co-operatives Social Co-operatives and Participative Enterprises (CECOP). Researchers from the - at the time - fifteen European Union member states analysed the emergence and growth of "socia

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Some figuresThree full days | 325 researchers from more than 40 countries, including 75 PhD students | Over 295 papers presented in 78 parallel sessions | 4 plenary sessions with 14 guest speakersA full-day pre-conference Forum | 40 speakers in 7 semi-plenary fora “From research to practice, and back” | A post-conference kick-off meeting of the

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The International Comparative Social Enterprise Models - ICSEM - Project is part of the IAP-SOCENT research program but it goes beyond it in terms of geographic coverage. Indeed, it aims at comparing social enterprise models and their respective institutionalisation processes across the world. Therefore it will rely on the participation of a larg

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The selection of papers of Group 1 is divided into four thematic lines:Social economy and solidarity-based economy: Alternative approaches to the third sector Management and governance of the Third Sector: Theoretical and applied approaches The Welfare State, liberalization, neo-liberal policies, and the third sector Social entrepreneurship and so

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The selection of papers of Group 21 is divided into four thematic lines:Legal frameworks, public policies and institutional framework Fields of activities and country studies Innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise Management issues

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The following is a selection of papers presented at the conference in Roskilde. The selected papers are divided according to the sessions in which they were presented during the conference.

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You will find below a selection of papers from the conference.

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