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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The dominant model of energy infrastructure has historically been conceived as very centralized, with hardly any consumer involvement in energy production. Yet, an increasing number of citizens, scholars and policy-makers advocate the generalization of a more decentralized configuration, implying geographically dispersed and small-scale generation

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

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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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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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Following the Conference, the EMES Network and the SOCENT Programmemade a series of selected conference papers available on their websites. The opportunity for being included in this series was offered to authors presenting an advanced enough paper during the event. The deadline for submission was September 30th so the first selection of the pape

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National Report by Victor Pestoff and Peter Strandbrink. Case Study by Victor Pestoff and Peter Strandbrink with the assistance of Joachim Andersson, Nina Seger and Johan Vamstad.

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OverviewIn a context of changing family structures, the TSFEPS Project analyzed the way public policy, the family sphere and third sector organizations interact in the field of childcare services. Its specific objective was to understand the impact of these services on social cohesion, and their suitability in responding to the changes in family s

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