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dc.contributor.advisorLow, Will
dc.contributor.authorGower, Keltie
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-10T19:11:27Z
dc.date.available2022-06-10T19:11:27Z
dc.date.issued2022-06-10
dc.date.submitted2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/25851
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25316/IR-17617
dc.description.abstractResearch shows that non-profit organizations are essential to the fabric of society in social, political, and economic ways (Tink & Kingsley, 2021) and contribute to the betterment of the people they serve (Guo & Saxton, 2014). However, due to social and political changes, funding for non-profit organizations has been continually decreasing, despite an increasing demand (Dees & Elias, 1998; Tan & Yoo, 2015; Tink & Kingsley, 2021). Due to this pressure, non-profit organizations have been forced to find new ways to secure funding. One option is to establish a social enterprise, an organisation that embraces commercial philanthropic activities (Dees, 1998) in order to generate revenue while meeting the needs of the community (Di Zhang & Swanson, 2013; Stecker, 2014). Extensive research has been conducted on social enterprise and non-profit organizations; however, very little research has been conducted on what elements need to be present within a non-profit organization to establish a social enterprise that will be primed for success. This research used the case study method to explore the elements important to establishing a successful social enterprise. Six participants were interviewed to explore what elements were present in their non-profit organizations and what elements might currently and ideally lead their social enterprises to be successful. In addition, there is a review of how supportive Alberta is towards these types of organizations. Themes arising from these semi-structured interviews, their practical applications, and their implications for future research are explored.
dc.subjectFinancial Sustainability
dc.subjectNon-Profit Organizations
dc.subjectSocial Enterprise
dc.subjectSuccess
dc.subjectSuccess Factors
dc.titleElements needed for successful social enterprises
dc.date.updated2022-06-10T19:11:29Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
dc.degree.levelMasters
dc.degree.disciplineCollege of Interdisciplinary Studies


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