Public Policies Impact on Third Sector Social Enterprises in UK Regions

Maher, Chi (2016) Public Policies Impact on Third Sector Social Enterprises in UK Regions. In: Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Success and its Impact on Regional Development. Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 246-266. ISBN 9781466695672

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-9567-2.ch012

Abstract

This chapter provides an important perspective on how public policies impact small third sector social enterprises in UK regions. There is limited research that has explored the how government policies are impacting on small regional drug and alcohol social enterprises. The research employed a multiple case study design (Stake, 2006; Yin, 2009).of eight small drug and alcohol third sector social enterprise organisations based in three UK regions (The East Midlands, The South East (including London) and Yorkshire and Humber). Semi-structured interviews were conducted Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of these organisations to ascertain how government policy framework influences their service developments. The research finding contributes to the fairly limited empirical research investigating regional variations of third sector social enterprises. It advocates for changes in government regional funding polices help small third sector social enterprises to develop and sustain appropriate effective services where they are based – at the regional level.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 336 Public finance
600 Technology > 650 Management & auxiliary services
School/Department: School of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Catherine O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 11:32
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 09:25
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/950

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