Marie Michael Library
Social Enterprise for Inclusive Local Economies
Understanding the Historical and Current Context
- Schmukler, S. L. (2004). Benefits and risks of financial globalization: Challenges for developing countries. Atlanta, GA: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
- Basu, K. (2006). Globalization, poverty, and inequality: What is the relationship? What can be done? World Development, 34(8), 1361-1373. (StFX only)
- Wade, R. H. (2004). Is globalization reducing poverty and inequality? World Development, 32(4), 567-589. (StFX only)
- World Bank. (2016). World development report 2016: Digital dividends. Washington, DC: World Bank.
- ILO. (2019). Work for a brighter future: Global Commission on the Future of Work. Geneva: ILO.
- Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. (2010). Adaptation and change in six globalizing NGOs: Drivers, tensions and lessons. A set of case studies and snapshots (and accompanying synthesis) produced for discussion at the April 2010 NGO Leaders Forum. (266K pdf)
- Purdy, M., Robinson, M. C., & Nunes, P. F. (2009). Adapting to the multi-polar world: The new globalization playbook. Outlook, 2. (346K pdf)
- Farrell, D., Greig, F., & Hamoudi, A. (2018). The online platform economy in 2018: Drivers, workers, sellers, and lessors. [n.l.]: JPMorgan Chase Institute.
Defining Social Enterprise, Definitions, History, Characteristics
- Fruchterman, J. (2011). For love or lucre. Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Social Enterprise Case Studies
- Aravind Eye Care System
- Diversity Food Services
- Kickstart – the tools to end poverty
- Zayzoon – unique solution for employees who want to access their paycheque sooner.
- Hop Compost – transforming Canada’s food scraps into nutrient rich organic compost.
- Rural Distribution (RUDI Sewa) – enables promotion and marketing of the agro-commodities procured through Farmer’s Association in the rural retail network of farmers and agriculture laborers across the districts of Gujarat.
- Wolf Ditkoff, S. & Grindle, A. (2017). Audacious philanthrophy.
4 I Framework and Impact Measurement
- Ghore, Y., Fletcher, D., with Abdulai, F. (2018). Innovation, investments, incentives and impact: What can rural women in Ghana teach us about social enterprise? (Innovation series, no. 9). Antigonish, NS: Coady Institute. (931K pdf)
- Fletcher, D., Ghore, Y., with Guri, B. Y., Banuoku, D., & Mumuni, E. (2018). Using producer-led value chain research to revitalize indigenous foods and launch social enterprises: Lessons from Ghana (Innovation series, no. 18). Antigonish, NS: Coady Institute. (1.20 Mb pdf)
- Acumen Fund. (2007). The best available charitable option. New York, NY: Acumen Fund. (182K pdf)
- Nicholls, J., et al. (2012). A guide to social return on investment (Updated ed.). [n.l.]: SROI Network.
- IRIS+ is the generally accepted system for measuring, managing, and optimizing impact.
- Noya, A., et al. (2015). Policy brief on social impact measurement for social enterprises: Policies for social entrepreneurship. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. (732K pdf)
- Kabeer, N. (1999). Resources, agency, achievements: Reflections on the measurement of women’s empowerment. Development and Change, 30(3), 435-464. (StFX only)
- Clifford, J., Hehenberger, L., & Fantini, M. (2014). Proposed approaches to social impact measurement in European Commission legislation and in practice relating to EuSEFs and the EaSI GECES Sub-group on Impact Measurement 2014. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
- Province of Nova Scotia. (2017). Advancing social enterprise in Nova Scotia.
- Nova Scotia Social Enterprise Sector Strategy 2017. (2017). Published by the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia. (1.60 Mb pdf)
- Now or never: An urgent call to action for Nova Scotians: The report of the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy. (2014). Published by Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy. (27.9 Mb pdf)
Social Enterprise Ecosystem
- Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. (n.d.). South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem map. (811K pdf)
- Wilkinson, C. (2014). A map of social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe: European Commission: executive summary. London: ICF Consulting Services. (2.34 Mb pdf)
- Open Capital Advisors. (2012). Toward an ecosystem for early-stage incubation of social enterprises in East Africa: Conference preparation, review, outcomes & next steps. Nairobi: Open Capital Advisors. (901K pdf)
- Agarwal, N., Chakrabarti, R., Brem, A., & Bocken, N. (2018). Market driving at Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP): An analysis of social enterprises from the healthcare sector. Journal of Business Research, 86, 234-244. (StFX only)
- Halabi, S., Kheir, S., & Cochrane, P. (2017). Social enterprise development in the Middle East and North Africa: A qualitative analysis of Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Occupied Palestine. Cairo, Egypt: Wamda. (693K pdf)
Additional Tools and Resources
- Fante, N., Giovannucci, D., & Edelson Hanway, C. (2007). The basics of a business plan for development professionals (Working paper no. 40268). Washington, DC: World Bank.
- UNDP. (2004). Unleashing entrepreneurship: Making business work for the poor. New York: UNDP. (2.20 Mb pdf)
- Miehlbradt, A. O. & McVay, M. (2003). Seminar reader: Developing commercial markets for business development services: BDS PRIMER. Annual BDS Seminar, Turin, Italy. Geneva: ILO.
- Ellis, K. & Williams, C. (2011). Maximising impact of youth entrepreneurship support in different contexts: Background report, framework and toolkit for consultation. London: ODI. (1.11 Mb pdf)
- ILO. (2008). Start your business manual for potential entrepreneurs: an adapted edition for Trinidad and Tobago. [n.l.]: ILO.
- Kistruck, G. M., Webb, J. W., & Sutter, C. J., & Ireland, R. D. (2011). Microfranchising in base–of–the–pyramid markets: Institutional challenges and adaptations to the franchise model. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(3), 503-531. (StFX only)
- Chinsinga, B. (2011). Agro-dealers, subsidies and rural market development in Malawi: A political economy enquiry (Working paper no. 31). Brighton: Future Agricultures Consortium.
- Lusby, F., & Panlibuton, H. (2007). Value chain program design: Promoting market-based solutions for MSME and industry competitiveness. Washington, DC: USAID. (169K pdf)
- Chan, M.-K., & Barrientos, S. (2010). Improving opportunities for women in smallholder-based supply chains: Business case and practical guidance for international food companies: appendix: case studies. [n.l.]: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (1.40 Mb pdf)
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (2012). Creating gender-responsive agricultural development programs: An orientation document. Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (884K pdf)
- Mayoux, L., & Mackie, G. (2007). Making the strongest links: A practical guide to mainstreaming gender analysis in value chain development. Addis Ababa: ILO.
- ILO. (1999). Rapid market appraisal: A manual for trainers: the FIT manual series. Geneva: ILO.
- Hakemulder, R., et al. (2016). Value chain development for decent work: How to create employment and improve working conditions in targeted sectors (2nd ed.). Geneva: ILO.
- Chan, M.-K., & Barrientos, S. (2010). Improving opportunities for women in smallholder-based supply chains: Business case and practical guidance for international food companies: the guide. [n.l.]: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (5.06 Mb pdf)
- Malhotra, A., Schuler, S. R., & Boender, C. (2002). Measuring women’s empowerment as a variable in international development. (165K pdf)
- ActionAid International & CARE International. (2012). What works for women: Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security. Johannesburg: ActionAid.