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Women leaders of the social economy. Case studies

Author(s): Janusz Reichel
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Business Economy / Management, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Women leaders; management styles; manager characteristics; social economy; social cooperative
Summary/Abstract: The monograph is the result of the author's interest in the issues of the social economy and non-governmental organizations, which are often animators of the creation of social economy entities. This work focuses on women leaders running social economy entities, their management styles and, to some extent, business models. After preliminary remarks on the social economy itself and social cooperatives, attention was focused on women leaders, including in the context of the issue discussed in the literature of the characteristics of people in managerial positions and the management styles they present. The main part of the work is the presentation of the collected case studies. The study aimed to identify problems and challenges in managing a social economy entity by women, both in the context of relationships with clients and the environment, as well as staff management. Attention was paid to success factors, obstacles to the development of the organization, characteristics of women leaders and their self-esteem. The interviews focused on obtaining the personal opinion of women managing and/or founding a social enterprise and their history (herstory). First, a series of individual case studies based on material from interviews was presented, then they were synthesized as a multiple case study and, on this basis, final remarks were formulated.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8331-359-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8331-358-0
  • Page Count: 162
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • Language: Polish