Understanding social enterprise country models: Spain

Fisac Garcia, Ramón and Moreno Romero, Ana (2015). Understanding social enterprise country models: Spain. "Social Enterprise Journal", v. 11 (n. 2); pp. 156-177. ISSN 1750-8614.


Title: Understanding social enterprise country models: Spain
  • Fisac Garcia, Ramón
  • Moreno Romero, Ana
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Social Enterprise Journal
Date: 2015
Volume: 11
Freetext Keywords: Institutions, Spain, Social enterprise, Historical institutionalism
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the historical institutional context of Spain in the past 40 years and to analyze the influence of institutional factors in the current model of social enterprise existing in the country. Design/methodology/approach – This study draws on the theory of historical institutionalism, national-level empirical data and Kerlin conceptual framework (2013) that informs models of social enterprise. Findings – This paper describe some traits of Spain’s social enterprise that can be explained by the evolution of its institutional context in the past 40 years. It helps to validate, from a historical institutionalistic perspective, aspects of the Kerlin framework for social enterprise models. It also begins to show that the analysis of regional differences in the context should be taken into consideration when examining a country’s social enterprise space. Research limitations/implications – This discussion paper encourages academics to analyze regional differences in the emergence of social enterprise within a country. The main limitation of the paper is the lack of an “official” definition of social enterprise in Spain. Originality/value – This paper applies a valuable framework to a country with a unique political and economic history in the past 40 years. It contributes to enrich the research on the emergence and development of social enterprises in a variety of contexts and advances understanding of how regional differences inside a country influence the development of social enterprises.

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Item ID: 41201
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41201/
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Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 12:28
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