Scaling Up: The Convergence of the Social Economy and Sustainability (Athabasca University Press) by Mike Gismondi
English | Feb. 26, 2016 | ISBN: 177199021X | 313 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local nonprofit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such groups often participate in market-based activities to achieve their goals, they also pose an alternative to the capitalist market economy.