Social entrepreneurship vs free market. Typology (of lack) of cooperation between social economy entities and enterprises

Anna Waligóra


Social enterprises (i. e. entities of the social economy) are currently perceived as auxiliary tools of social policy aimed at solving social problems, using economic mechanisms. Their quantity, size, and importance for the economy determines their rather minor significance to the economic functions of the open market. Which, in turn, is recreated in relation to the conditions of the capitalist economy that grants small weight to non-economic motivations for running a business. As a result, the main players of the open market (entrepreneurs) need social justification for their economic decisions, which, in addition to a strategy leading to profit, should include social responsibility. Nowadays, the range of economic entities has exceeded social enterprises, which initiate changes in the rules of the free market. This is not only a trend, but also a need, the fulfillment of which is to increase the quantitative and qualitative involvement of citizens in the labor market. This article aims to answer the following questions: what place should social enterprises take on the free market; what are the consequences; and whether it is possible to talk about the “ideal model” of building relationships on the open market between social and classic enterprises. It is also worth re-asking the question about who (especially from the perspective of current social needs) should determine the rules of the free market? This question is worth expanding in relation to which rules should regulate the freedom of the market.
Author Anna Waligóra (WE / KSiF)
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- Department of Sociology and Philosophy
Journal seriesVestnik Tûmenskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Socialʹno-èkonomičeskie i pravovye issledovaniâ, ISSN 2411-7897, e-ISSN 2500-3534, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Polishsocjologia ekonomiczna, przedsiębiorczość społeczna, przedsiębiorstwa społeczne, społeczna odpowiedzialność biznesu, wolny rynek
Keywords in Englisheconomic sociology, social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, corporate social responsibility, free market
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 20-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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