Beyond the state of the art: where do we go next on the topic of social enterprise, health and wellbeing?

Michael J. Roy, Jane Farmer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

40 Downloads (Pure)


In this chapter, we attempt to bring the connections and key themes that have emerged across the whole book to ask what we have learned about social enterprise, health, and wellbeing. Our findings cross-validate the initial conceptual framework linking social enterprise with wellbeing realisation, but we challenge and extend existing thinking through building upon earlier work and presenting two new models that incorporate impacts at the levels of the individual, organisation, and community. We reflect on some of the key insights presented by our contributors, but also on the limitations of what we have covered, and have not been able to cover over the course of the book. We end by speculating where the topic of social enterprise, health, and wellbeing may go in the future, and what different methods and disciplinary lenses may bring to further explorations on the topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Enterprise, Health, and Wellbeing
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Methods, and Practice
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781003125976
ISBN (Print)9780367647292
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameSocial Enterprise, Health, and Wellbeing: Theory, Methods, and Practice


  • social enterprise
  • welfare
  • wellbeing
  • health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


Dive into the research topics of 'Beyond the state of the art: where do we go next on the topic of social enterprise, health and wellbeing?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this