News and Events related to Ariadne, Social Economy or Manangement in the Social Economy
News and Events
Kick-off of the Ariadne project took place on the 25-26 October 2010 at ESCEM - Tour CIT, Montparnasse in Paris. It is organised by ESCEM, the coordinator of the project.
The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) focuses on the subject of entrepreneurial diversity, encompassing therefore all enterprise types and models.
Social businesses are companies that have a positive social impact and address social objectives as their corporate aim rather than only maximising profit. It is a growing sector in Europe, already representing 10% of all European businesses and employing over 11 million paid employees. While these businesses often receive public support, private investment via funds that invest in social entrepreneurs remains vital to their growth. However, such specialised social investment funds are rare or are not large enough. Cross-border investment in such funds is unnecessarily complicated and expensive.
"Social enterprises are businesses that are not only seeking to include people or to share profits more fairly, but that also create jobs. They are businesses whose very ethos is grounded in responsibility and long term shared benefits. Being a social enterprise can in itself be a competitive advantage." (J-M Barroso, President of the Commission).