Cross-country report: a first cross-country analysis and profiling of social enterprises prepared by the SEFORÏS research consortium

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This cross-country report shares first insights from the World's Largest Panel Study of Social Enterprises, which covers seven European Countries (Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom), China and Russia.
It captures the behavior and characteristics of representative samples of social enterprises in these countries who are employers. The report covers a range of topics from profiling social enterprise directors and their social enterprises, to innovation activities and barriers, their entrepreneurial orientation, social missions, social impact metrics to summarizing policy recommendations that social entrepreneurs would like to see being implemented in their countries.
Who should read this report? The report is written for social enterprises, social enterprises support organisations and policy makers who want to get an overview of social enterprise in the UK. Thank you to all the social entrepreneurs who made this report possible by participating in our study!


Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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Funding: European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (grant agreement no 613500)


  • social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, innovation, entrepreneurial orientation, goals, Business model, finance, social impact assessment, collaboration, policy recommendations

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