Between tradition and change: the Scottish social economy sector at a crossroad

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Original languageEnglish
JournalManagement International
StateAccepted/In press - 8 Jul 2019


This paper discusses the origins and motives behind the rich institutional and policy infrastructure that Scotland has developed in previous decades to support the social economy sector. Drawing on a large body of primary data collected through an EU funded project - over the past 3 years through a mixed-methods approach - this paper reflects upon the effects of the economic and financial crisis, and how such changes may shed light on the future of the social economy in Scotland.


  • social economy, devolution, policy making, redistributive and consensus building policy