Challenges in a Social Enterprise from the Case of a Social Enterprise in Slovenia

Booth, Michelle, Shin, Hyemi and Slavec Gomezel, Alenka (2019) Challenges in a Social Enterprise from the Case of a Social Enterprise in Slovenia. Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management and Social Collaboration. pp. 13-21.

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There are a growing number of studies exploring the capacity building and business aspects of social enterprise in an attempt to increase the understanding of business sustainability and resilience in the social economy. However, little is known about how social enterprises or social entrepreneurs emerging from notfor-profit sectors have faced challenges. In this study, we focus on a hospitality social enterprise founded by NGO workers in Slovenia as a single case study. We investigated challenges that a social entrepreneur and her team faced when pursuing sustainable social business. We uncovered several challenges at different levels, which existing studies have neglected. We found two organisational level challenges, such as managing the dual purpose of a social enterprise and absence of a business strategy, and two HRM level challenges, such as people management and leadership issue. This study can pave a path for future studies to focus on various challenges and even some resolutions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L100 Economics
L400 Social Policy
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2020 14:35
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:20

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