‘Social enterprise spin-outs’: an institutional analysis of their emergence and potential

Sepulveda, Leandro and Lyon, Fergus and Vickers, Ian (2018) ‘Social enterprise spin-outs’: an institutional analysis of their emergence and potential. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 30 (8). pp. 967-979. ISSN 0953-7325

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Abstract

The recent phenomenon of public sector ‘social enterprise spin-outs’ is examined in order to critically assess their nature and innovative potential as providers of public services. The study utilises a theoretical model of institutional creation and change which incorporates key characteristics of ‘corporate spin-outs’ and ‘university spin-outs’ to facilitate the examination of their public sector counterparts, drawing on interview evidence from 30 newly-established social enterprise providers of health and care services in England. A main contribution of the paper is to provide a conceptual framework which sheds light on the strengths and potential vulnerabilities of social enterprise spin-outs as novel organisations that span the public, private and civil society sectors.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR)
Item ID: 23452
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Technology Analysis & Strategic Management on 30/01/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09537325.2018.1431391
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Depositing User: Pamela Macaulay
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 17:25
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2018 01:50
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23452

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