Social enterprise and community resilience: Examining a Greek response to turbulent times

Apostolopoulos, Nikolaos, Newbery, Robert and Gkartzios, Menelaos (2019) Social enterprise and community resilience: Examining a Greek response to turbulent times. Journal of Rural Studies, 70. pp. 215-224. ISSN 0743-0167

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Using community resilience and institutional entrepreneurship as conceptual lens, the paper explores whether support for social enterprises in non-metropolitan Greece has led to resilient social systems. Whilst drawing on narratives of enabling a bottom-up response to market failure, rather than radical or reformist adaptation, social enterprise may have produced a reluctant and state reliant response which may weaken the resilience of communities to survive continued austerity. The research selected and interviewed 30 social enterprises operating within non-metropolitan Greece during 2016. It contributes to knowledge through a novel framing, which clarifies that social enterprise in Greece remains a top-down governance process which fails to deliver transformative forms of community resilience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social enterprise, Crisis, Greece,Resilience, Institutional entrepreneurship
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:04

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