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Efficiency of social enterprises in meeting social and business goals

Agnieszka Agnieszka Chomiuk () and Katarzyna Gabryelewicz ()
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Agnieszka Agnieszka Chomiuk: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu
Katarzyna Gabryelewicz: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu

Ekonomia Społeczna/Social Economy, 2017, vol. 1, 72-83

Abstract: Article deals with the subject of efficiency in meeting social and business goals in social enterprises. The authors emphasize that the profit in social economy is inextricably linked to the social mission. Due to this fact, the analysis of social enterprise’s condition must include the social added value. The authors’ conclusions are based on the financial analysis of the two social co-operatives. The aim of the article is to point out the social and economic benefits of the functioning of social co-operatives as well as the analysis of the condition and profitability of social enterprises on the example of the analyzed social co-operatives. The results of the research show that the analyzed social enterprises tend to increase their economic value, fulfill their employment objectives and generate numerous social benefits.

Keywords: social enterprises; social added value; financial analysis; profit plus (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L31 M31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.15678/ES.2017.1.06

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