Researching the social economy

Laurie Mook, Jack Quarter, Sherida Ryan

Research output: Book/ReportBook

12 Scopus citations


Researching the Social Economy is one of the first comprehensive research collections on the social economy in Canada. While the term "social economy" is used widely is Western Europe and Quebec, it has had minimal currency in English Canada, where the differences between the public and private sectors and among nonprofits, co-operatives, social enterprises, and community economic development organizations have been emphasized. The contributions to this volume, flowing from an inter-regional and international network of scholars and community organizations, analyze how the social economy, in its many manifestations, interacts with and shares commonalities with organizations in the other sectors of the economy. Taken as a whole, Researching the Social Economy enriches our understanding of how this important cluster of organizations contributes to Canadian society in both economic and social terms, and lays the groundwork for future study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
Number of pages335
ISBN (Electronic)9781442660281
ISBN (Print)9780802099532
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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