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INNOVATIONS IN MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
INNOVATIONS IN MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Author(s): Katerina Legnerova, Marie Dohnalová
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy
Published by: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze
Keywords: social enterprise; innovation; management leadership; human resources
Summary/Abstract: This paper analyses the implementation of personnel management methods and processes in social enterprises comparing to profit organizations. The main findings are based on qualitative research in the Czech Republic in years 2010 – 2015. Social businesses are economic entities, which combine market competitiveness, values, and procedures with the social goals and mission of the non-profit procedures. Among the advantages of social enterprises, we can include the ability to find innovative solutions to the social problems on the intersection of the profit and non-profit world, or the ability to combine own revenues with grants, subsidies, donations and volunteering. The mixed nature of the social enterprises puts demands on their management, on the harmonization of the care for employees and volunteers. Therefore, it is important from the perspective of long-term sustainability in social undertakings, properly implement proven personnel processes. The mixed nature of the social enterprises can create tensions between democratic, participatory management and the requirements of the effective management of the enterprise. The research confirmed that it is possible to adapt personnel management rules and processes from theories for profit organizations, with some innovations. The outputs can serve as guidelines for implementation of personnel processes in Czech social enterprises.

  • Page Range: 395-405
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English