[ login / register author ]

Director

Dr. Sorin CACE


Scientific committee:

PhD, Professor Catalin ZAMFIR, Romanian Academy Member

PhD, Professor Asher BEN-ARIEH, Director of Haruv Institute, Ierusalim, Israel

PhD, Professor Gary B. MELTON, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

PhD, Professor John LUTZKER, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

PhD, Professor Michael J. PALMIOTTO, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA

PhD, Professor Jill KORBIN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Professor Keith HALEY, Tiffin University, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Jimmy TAYLOR, Ohio University, Zanesville, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Andrea WIGFIELD, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

PhD, Professor Elizabeth ECKERMANN, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

PhD, Professor Renwu TANG, Dean of School of Management, Dean of Academy of Government at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

PhD, Professor Amitabh KUNDU, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , India

PhD, Professor Claude MARTIN, Scientific Director of CNRS, Rennes University, France

PhD, Professor Munyae M. MULINGE, United States International University (USIU), Nairobi, Kenya

PhD, Professor Manuel Antonio GARRETON, Chile University, Santiago de Chile, Chile

PhD, Professor Renata FRANC, Social Science Institute "Ivo Pilar", Zagreb, Croatia

PhD, Professor Asun LLENA BERNE, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

PhD, Professor Nawab Ali KHAN, Saman bin Abduaziz University, Al Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PhD, Professor Nicolae SALI, "Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova", Chisinau, Moldova

PhD, Professor Mihaela TOMIŢĂ, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Valeriu IOAN-FRANC, Director Adjunct al Institutului National de Cercetari Economice

PhD, Professor Corina CACE, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

PhD, Professor Mircea ALEXIU, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Stefan COJOCARU, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi


ISSN

Print: 1582-8344

Electronic: 2247-6571


Articles:


SOCIAL ECONOMY AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: AN EXERCISE OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Abstract
One of the issues that have attracted substantial research interest is represented by the occurrence of the third sector, often called "social economy", "non-profit sector", "social sector", "sector of the civil society". Amid the challenges of the social responsibility which should be assumed both by the public, as well as private sector organizations, a new term is strongly promoted, reflecting not only social changes, but also the conceptions and attitudes of people and organizations regarding the undertaking of new responsibilities needed to solve social problems. In Romania, the term of social entrepreneurship is rather new and almost unknown to the wide public, and legislative projects do not sufficiently regulate or promote a reference frame which would enable the development of this activity sector. Moreover, lack of clarity in defining the concepts and its various interpretations contribute to broadening the scope of this activity domain and the "entrepreneurial spirit", so that it includes various agents such as founders of non-profit organizations or persons who, by starting a business, also undertake social responsibility in how they approach the activity and operate inside the organization. The paper reviews the recent literature on the conceptualization and definition of social economy and social entrepreneurship, at the European and national level. This paper proposes an evaluation of social entrepreneurship in Romania, in terms of its potential for development on the medium-term. The analysis of documents, reports of public or private institutions and development policies, is used to develop a theoretical framework of the social economy and social entrepreneurship, as well as to describe the social entrepreneurship as a sector of activity in Romania, its development potential, as an exercise of social responsibility.
Keywords
social economy, social entrepreneurship, NGOs, social responsibility.

Author
Amalia PETROVICI
PhD Lecturer, Department of Romanian Language and Literature and Communication Sciences, "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacau, Romania. Email: amalia.petrovici@yahoo.com

How to cite
Petrovici, A. (2013). SOCIAL ECONOMY AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: AN EXERCISE OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, Journal of Community Positive Practices, Nr. 4/2013, 3-15


Acknowledgement for editing contribution to Peter SCOBAS, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA and Ben STRAUSS, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA


Download full issueDownload article
Search





Current issue

JCPP Nr. 3 2017



Most Read

1. AGENTS OF COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT? THE POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN BANGLADESH

2. CONSUMPTION, CONSUMER CULTURE AND CONSUMER SOCIETY

3. PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER INEQUALITY AND THE BARRIER OF CULTURE ON EDUCATION

4. SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN AND THE LABOUR MARKET IN THE UK: ATTITUDES, BARRIERS, SOLUTIONS

5. COMMUNITY PERCEPTIONS AS A COPING RESOURCE AMONG ADOLESCENTS LIVING UNDER ROCKETS FIRE: A SALUTOGENIC APPROACH




Resources

Transilvanian Review of Administrative Sciences

Revista de Sociologie Romaneasca

Revista de Cercetare si Interventie sociala

Revista Inovatia Sociala

Revista Calitatea Vietii

Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting




Statistics

Unique Visitators: 79223
Article Read: 1013236



Users online

3 users are online.