Social enterprise and wellbeing in community life

Jane Farmer, Tracy De Cotta, Katherine McKinnon, Jo Barraket, Sarah-Anne Munoz, Heather Douglas, Michael J. Roy

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Abstract

This paper aims to explore the well-being impacts of social enterprise, beyond a social enterprise per se, in everyday community life. An exploratory case study was used. The study’s underpinning theory is from relational geography, including Spaces of Wellbeing Theory and therapeutic assemblage. These theories underpin data collection methods. Nine social enterprise participants were engaged in mental mapping and walking interviews. Four other informants with “boundary-spanning” roles involving knowledge of the social enterprise and the community were interviewed. Data were managed using NVivo, and analysed thematically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-254
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Enterprise Journal
Volume12
Issue number2
Early online date26 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

Keywords

  • social enterprise
  • community

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    Farmer, J., De Cotta, T., McKinnon, K., Barraket, J., Munoz, S-A., Douglas, H., & Roy, M. J. (2016). Social enterprise and wellbeing in community life. Social Enterprise Journal, 12(2), 235-254. https://doi.org/10.1108/SEJ-05-2016-0017