Social Enterprise and Wellbeing in Community Life

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  • Jane Farmer
  • Tracey Decotta
  • Katherine McKinnon
  • Jo Barraket
  • Sarah-Anne Munoz
  • Heather Douglas
  • Michael Roy

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-254
Number of pages19
JournalSocial Enterprise Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 26 May 2016


Purpose - This paper aims to explore the well-being impacts of social enterprise, beyond a social enterprise per se, in everyday community life.

Design/methodology/approach - An exploratory case study was used. The study’s underpinning theory is from relational geography, including Spaces of Wellbeing Theory and therapeutic assemblage. These theories underpin data collection methods. Nine social enterprise participants were engaged in mental mapping and walking interviews. Four other informants with “boundary-spanning” roles involving knowledge of the social enterprise and the community were interviewed. Data were managed using NVivo, and analysed thematically.

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The first author on this work is based in Australia where regulations similar to UK REF OA regulations are not applied so the AAM was not made available from La Trobe University or to the other authors. This is why the pre-print has been made available in this case for the UK audience.

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