Kofi S. Adimado
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
School of Strategic Leadership Studies
Karen A. Ford
Margaret F. Sloan
Social enterprises in the United States is experiencing a healthy growth evident in the growing literature. However, there have been debates as to whether these organizational types are nonprofits, private, quasi-public or hybrid organizations. Thus no new policies have been created to accommodate the business activities of social enterprises. This study attempts to provide a context for the debate by arguing that if indeed social enterprises are distinct organizational types then SBDCs who are the first point of call for most small and medium scale businesses would be better placed to help provide empirical evidence for this ensuing debate.
Adimado, Kofi S., "Exploring nonprofits in the social economy: The social enterprise phenomena" (2015). Dissertations. 30.