Social and economic advantages of social economy enterprises

Krystyna Zimnoch, Barbara Mazur

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/EiP.2020.040

Abstract


Motivation: The issue of social enterprises belongs to the common field of interest in economics and management sciences. The experience of the 2008+ crisis has shown that social enterprises, including cooperative ones, have experienced less of the crisis’ negative effects compared to global corporations. It confirms their social and economic utility in times of constant threats and changes.

Aim: The aim of the article is to indicate sustainable advantages that social enterprises guarantee in a dynamically changing economic environment.

Results: The article sheds light on social enterprises by analyzing their impact on quality of life in unstable conditions of the world economy. As the article presents, social enterprises tend to have very specific economic and social goals and effectively realize them. Thus, they easily become independent and basically secure their place in the monopolized and globalized market.


Keywords


ocial economy; social enterprises; World Co-operative Monitor; European Union

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