Social Enterprise: A Typology of the Field Contextualized in Latin America

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Alter, Sutia Kim
Aug 2003
The purpose of this publication is to distill the concepts, trends, and best practices in social enterprise development developed through case studies into models and guidelines for building new partnerships that will revolutionize the field in the decade to come. It explores the dynamics of an entirely new institutional entity, the social enterprise, and the role it is playing in the development of Latin America. It explores how institutions have combined a mix of social values and goals with commercial business practices and how they have come up with ownership models, income and capitalization strategies, and unique management and service systems designed to maximize social value. The logical framework and case studies within the monograph provide an opportunity to develop an illustrative typology with models.