Lookup NU author(s): Dr Robert Newbery,
Dr Menelaos Gkartzios
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Using community resilience and institutional entrepreneurship as conceptual lens, the paper explores whether support for social enterprises in non-metropolitan Greece has led to resilient social systems. Whilst drawing on narratives of enabling a bottom-up response to market failure, rather than radical or reformist adaptation, social enterprise may have produced a reluctant and state reliant response which may weaken the resilience of communities to survive continued austerity. The research selected and interviewed 30 social enterprises operating within non-metropolitan Greece during 2016. It contributes to knowledge through a novel framing, which clarifies that social enterprise in Greece remains a top-down governance process which fails to deliver transformative forms of community resilience.
Author(s): Apostolopoulos N, Newbery R, Gkartzios M
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Rural Studies
Print publication date: 01/08/2019
Online publication date: 03/04/2018
Acceptance date: 24/03/2018
Date deposited: 20/04/2018
ISSN (print): 0743-0167
ISSN (electronic): 1873-1392
Publisher: Pergamon Press
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