mots clés :Social enterprise, social innovation, microfinance, business ethics
Political and Social Economy
ESSCA School of Management
CeRESS (Centre d’Expertise et de Recherche en Économie Sociale et Solidaire)
Assistant Professor of Social Economics
Since “social benefit” is a too fuzzy a concept to serve as an effective measure of social enterprises’ managerial performance, my research seeks to articulate a solution that aims to provide a feasible operational yardstick of success. In my view, the solution lies in the cost structure of social enterprises. It is worth mentioning in passing that I’m trying to justify social enterprises’ operation in relation to the ideal of “social maximization of benefit,” which promises an end to the practice of pricing goods according to lower than socially optimum standards, an idea that nowadays is missing from mainstream economics.
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2) “Deliberative Safeguards and Global Governance: A Market Based Approach to Address Garrett W. Brown’s ‘Deliberative Deficit’ within the Global Fund,” Theoria. A Journal of Social and Political Theory, Vol. 58, Nº 128, 2011.
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4) “Human Security and Liberal Peace. Some Rawlsian Considerations,” Public Reason, Vol. 2, Nº 1, 2010.
5) “Venezuelan Economic Laboratory. The Case of the Altruistic Economy of Felipe Pérez Martí,” Working Paper Nº 09.11, Department of Applied Economics, the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
6) “Los Límites de la Eficiencia Económica en una Sociedad Democrática,” Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 9, N° 16, 2007.
Social Enterprise. Microfinance. Business Ethics.