Cities, the social economy and inclusive growth

Vickers, Ian ORCID logoORCID:, Andrea, Westall, Roger, Spear, Brennan, Geraldine and Syrett, Stephen ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Cities, the social economy and inclusive growth. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York. . [Monograph]

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This report examines the role of the social economy in bringing about inclusive growth that generates more and better jobs in UK cities, particularly for people who are in - or at risk of - poverty.

The report finds that:
- The social economy has been shown to promote inclusive growth by creating jobs, strengthening skills and employability; building diversified local economies; and contributing to wider economic and institutional transformation.
- Successful social economy development often arises from an enabling context, or social economy ‘ecosystem’ of various elements of support provision and a high level of collaboration between actors, both within the social economy and the public and private sectors.

The social economy constitutes a range of organisations that have a core social mission, including social and community enterprises; voluntary and community sector organisations; housing associations; co-operatives and mutuals; informal self-help initiatives; social finance and support providers; and alternative business models.

The report develops several recommendations for how UK cities can engage the social economy to lead an inclusive growth agenda.

The project was undertaken by a team at Middlesex University and The Open University

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: PDF ISBN 9781911581079
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR)
Item ID: 22266
Notes on copyright: © Middlesex University Higher Education Corporation 2017
First published June 2017 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
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Depositing User: Pamela Macaulay
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2017 13:57
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 20:50

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