SOCIAL BUSINESS AND THE SOCIAL ECONOMY

SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMN224964
Module Leader Micaela Mazzei
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Management
Trimesters
  • B (January start)
  • A (September start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

Social-7 -1 business-5 -1 is a-6 rapidly-6 -1 emerging-6 concept-6 that -1 has-6 -1 been-6 -1 put-6 forward-6 -1 as-6 a-6 -1 possible-6 means-6 -1 of transforming-7 the-6 -1 lives-7 -1 of-6 the-7 -1 poorest-6 -1 in-6 -1 both-7 -1 developing-5 -1 and-7 -1 developed-6 -1 worlds.-6 Governments-6 -1 and-7 foundations-6 -1 are-7 -1 paying -1 increasing-6 -1 attention-6 to-7 social-7 -1 business,-5 -1 understood-6 -1 as-7 -1 non-dividend,-6 -1 non-loss-6 -1 businesses-5 -1 with-7 a-7 social-7 -1 purpose.-5 In-7 the -1 United-6 States-5 -1 an-6 -1 Office-5 -1 of-6 Social-5 Innovation-6 -1 and-5 -1 Civic-6 Participation-5 -1 has-6 -1 been-5 created-6 -1 within-5 the-6 White-5 -1 House.-19 At-5 the European-6 -1 level-6 the-6 EU-6 -1 has-6 created-6 a-6 Social-6 Business-6 Initiative-6 to-6 -1 help-6 create-6 a-6 favourable-6 -1 environment.-5 In-6 Malaysia, -1 government-6 -1 is-6 -1 developing-5 -1 an-7 -1 interest-5 -1 in-6 this-6 -1 area-7 -1 and-6 -1 organisations-5 such-6 -1 as-7 the-6 Malaysian-6 Social-6 Enterprise-16 Alliance-6 -1 and Social-7 Innovation-6 -1 Lab-6 -1 are-7 -1 helping-6 to-6 -1 develop-7 the-6 social-6 -1 businesses-6 -1 of-6 tomorrow. The social economy, meanwhile, is understood to be the trading part of the third sector - the space between the traditional private and public sectors. It has been presented as an alternative means of organizing the economy for the benefit of societal and environmental well-being. This-7 -1 unique-6 module-6 critically-6 -1 introduces-6 the-6 student-6 to-7 the-6 concepts-6 -1 of-6 social-7 -1 business-5 -1 and-6 the social economy.-6 The-7 module-6 -1 aims to-6 -1 equip-6 students-6 -1 with-5 a-6 -1 general-6 -1 overview-4 -1 as-6 to-6 -1 how-6 -1 global-5 -1 and-6 -1 local-6 circumstances-5 shape-6 social-6 -1 business ,-6 -1 and-6 to-6 -1 equip-5 them-6 -1 with-6 the-6 knowledge-5 -1 and-6 skills-6 to-6 -1 determine-5 -1 what-5 factors-6 they-6 should-6 take-5 -1 into-6 -1 account -1 when-7 -1 developing-5 their-7 -1 own-6 social-6 ventures,-7 -1 or-6 -1 when-6 creating-7 -1 an-6 -1 enabling-6 -1 environment-6 for-6 social-6 -1 business . Particular-6 -1 attention-4 -1 is-6 -1 paid-5 to-6 -1 how-5 -1 different-6 -1 political-33 , cultural-7 -1 and-6 -1 economic-6 -1 institutional-5 -1 environments-5 favour-7 the-6 -1 evolution-5 -1 of-7 -1 different-6 forms-6 -1 of-7 social-6 -1 business-15 .-7 Attention-6 -1 is-6 -1 paid to-7 -1 how-6 -1 different-6 forms-7 -1 of-6 social-6 -1 business-6 -1 negotiate-5 tensions-7 -1 between-6 social-6 -1 and-6 commercial-7 -1 objectives-18 .-6 Students-6 -1 are-7 then -1 introduced-5 to-6 -1 examples-5 -1 of-6 -1 new-5 (and-6 -1 existing)-5 -1 legal-5 forms-6 for-6 social-6 -1 business-4 -1 using-6 -1 examples-5 -1 of-6 Italy,-5 South-6 Korea,-6 the -1 United-7 States-7 -1 and-7 the-7 -1 United-6 Kingdom. Summary of how PRME-related issues / topics -1 ar

Syllabus

Theoretical perspectives on the rise of social business Theoretical perspectives on the social economy in the context of global capitalism The third sector and the social and solidarity economy Global and local differences in social business Balancing social and commercial goals An economy fit for society

Learning Outcomes

1. Appraise and critically assess the concept of social business and its context within the social economy2. Identify how different political, economic and cultural circumstances produce different 'flavours' of social business 3. Understand and critically comment on evolution of social business in various cultural, political and religious contexts 4. Move beyond a 'one size fits all' model of developing social business and other social economy initiatives5. Consider the kind of world they would like to co-create, and the knowledge and tools to proceed 6. Develop and apply critical thinking skills

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will be delivered in 36 lectures and seminars. In addition, 8 hours of tutor-led activities will be delivered using applied learning strategies. Overview: Learning and teaching will be carried out through lectures, guest lectures, seminars and visits to social b usinesses. Guest s peakers will provide examples of different approaches to social business. Case studies, journal articles and book chapters will be used as a basis for discussion and debate-7 . Use-6 will-6 be-5 made-6 of-5 GCU-6 Learn-6 to-5 provide-6 additional-5 module-5 material. Lectures: Lectures will be designed around the latest research findings. Key concepts will be introduced alongside theories purporting to explain their evolution. Where appropriate, lectures will be given by research active lecturers and social business practitioners who are leaders in their field. Academics and PhD students from the -3 Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health will play a key role in delivering lectures on social business , and assisting-9 with-10 tutorials. Seminars: Contact based seminars delivered in partnership with the -3 Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health. The seminars-6 will-6 be-6 structured-6 around-6 key-5 articles-5 in-6 the-6 research-6 literature-5 related-5 to-6 the-6 lecture-5 topics. GSBS will -3 c-2 ontinue to use the ad-2 v ancement -2 of GCU -2 Learn as a blended learning t-2 ool through its t-2 eaching and learning as -2 well as through en-2 g a-2 g ement with -2 s tudents. GSBS will ensure that all modules are GCU -2 Learn enabled and with the support -2 of the -2 Learning -3 Technologis-2 ts, at the cutting ed-2 g e -2 of de-2 v elopment -2 of -2 online mat-2 erials. Ac ademic -3 s-2 taff and the L-2 earning -3 Technologis-2 ts will -3 c-2 ontinue to -2 work to-2 g ether to de-2 v elop and -2 operate all modules on GCU Learn to ensure student support and -3 i-2 n-3 f-2 ormation -2 sharing. Students are pro-2 vided with -3 f-2 ormati-3 ve and summati-2 v e -2 f eedback via a -2 vari e-2 ty -2 of mechanisms. -2 F eedback on -3 c-2 our-3 s-2 e-3 work is pro-2 vided-24 within-22 three-23 -2 working-23 -2 w ee-2 ks-23 -2 of-24 -2 submission.

Indicative Reading

-1 Books -1 and -1 articles: -672 Set texts: Amin A (ed.) (2009) The Social Economy: International Perspectives on Economic Solidarity. London: Zed Books. Defourny J, Hulge5rd L and Pestoff V (eds) (2014) Social Enterprise and the Third Sector: Changing European Landscapes in a Comparative Perspective. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Hart K, Laville J-L and Cattani AD (eds) (2010) The Human Economy. Cambridge: Polity Press. Yunus M (2009) Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism. Philadelphia: Public Affairs. -1 Course readings: Amin A (2009) Extraordinarily Ordinary: Working in the Social Economy. Social Enterprise Journal , 5(1), 30-49. -1 Defourny, J -1 and -1 Nyssens, M, -1 2010. -1 Conceptualisations -1 of social -1 enterprise -1 and -1 entrepreneurship -1 in Europe -1 and the -1 United States: -1 Convergences -1 and Differences, Journal -1 of Social -1 Entrepreneurship, -1 1(1): -1 32-53. Laville J-L (2014) The Social and Solidarity Economy: A Theoretical and Plural Framework. In: Defourny J, Hulge5rd L, and Pestoff V (eds), Social Enterprise and the Third Sector: Changing European Landscapes in a Comparative Perspective, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 102-113. Galera, G., -1 and Borzaga, -1 C. (-1 2009). Social -1 enterprise. An -1 international -1 overview -1 of -1 its conceptual -1 evolution -1 and -1 legal -1 implementation. Social Enterprise -1 Journal, -1 5(3): -1 210-228. Haugh H (2012) The Importance of Theory in Social Enterprise Research. Social Enterprise Journal , 8(1), 7-15. Haugh H and Kitson M (2007) The Third Way and the Third Sector: New Labour's Economic Policy and the Social Economy. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 31(6), 973-994. Hudson R (2009) Life on the Edge: Navigating the Competitive Tensions Between the 'Social' and the 'Economic' in the Social Economy and in Its Relations to the Mainstream. Journal of Economic Geography , 9(4), 493-510. Kerlin JA (2010) A -1 Comparative Analysis -1 of the Global Emergence -1 of Social Enterprise, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, -1 21(2): -1 162-179. Kerlin JA (2013) Defining Social Enterprise Across Different Contexts: A Conceptual Framework Based on Institutional Factors. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly , 42(1), 84-108. Mozier, J. and -1 Tracey, P. (2010) Strategy making -1 in social -1 enterprise: the role -1 of resource -1 allocation and -1 its -1 effects -1 on -1 organizational sustainability, Systems -1 Research -1 and Behavioral -1 Science, -1 27: -1 252-266. Porter, M., -1 and Kramer, M. -2 (2011) The -1 big -1 idea: creating shared value, -1 Harvard Business -1 Review, -1 89(1-2): -1 62-77 Roy MJ, Donaldson C, Baker R, and Kay, A. (2013) Social Enterprise: New Pathways to Health and Well-being? Journal of Public Health Policy , 34(1), 55-68. Roy MJ, Donaldson C, Baker R, and Kerr, S. (2014) The Potential of Social Enterprise to Enhance Health and Well-Being: A Model and Systematic Review. Social Science & Medicine , 123, 182-193. Smith, G., -1 and -3 Teasdale, S. (2012) Associative -1 democracy -1 and the social -1 economy: Exploring the regulatory challenge, Economy -1 and Society, -1 45(2): -1 151-176. -3 Teasdale, S. (2012). What's -1 in a -1 name? Making sense -1 of social -1 enterprise -1 discourses. Public Policy -1 and -1 Administration, -1 27(2): -2 99-119. -3 Teasdale, S. -1 2012. -1 Negotiating tensions: -1 How -1 do social -1 enterprises -1 balance social -1 and commercial considerations? -1 Housing Studies, -1 27(4): -1 514-532 Young DR and Lecy JD (2014) Defining the Universe of Social Enterprise: Competing Metaphors. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 25(5): 1307-1332. -1 Journals Journal -1 of

Transferrable Skills

By the -1 end -1 of this module students -1 will -1 have -1 gained competence -1 in the following key -1 areas: Understanding of the rapidly developing field of social business within its wider context Applying critical thinking and analysis The ability to communicate clearly The ability to work independently Understanding of complex problems and ability to negotiate them

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 74.00
Assessment (FT) 40.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Essay n/a 100.00 45% Individua Social Business Essay (3000 words)