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St Mary’s Academic Publishes Handbook of Research for Social Enterprises

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Academic at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Dr Chi Maher, has this Spring published ‘The Handbook of Research on Value Creation for Small and Micro Social Enterprises’.

An overview of the concept of small, micro social enterprise and the development of these enterprises in USA, Europe, Africa, and Latin American, the book specifically defines the concept of social enterprise.

The resource, published by IGI Global, provides vital insight into the importance of rebalancing, creating, and promoting economic activities that achieve social fairness, cultural fulfillment, and the protection of the environment.

Dr Chi Maher, commented, “I am pleased to confirm that my most recent work covers the pertinent challenges and opportunities faced by small and micro social enterprises.

This resource works hand in hand with the topics raised in the Charity Management MA degree here at St Mary’s, which explores the impact of empowering rather than controlling sustainable solutions for various communities and consumers.”

St Mary’s Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics, Prof Philip Booth added, “This book will undoubtedly enrich the student learning experience here at St Mary’s on the MA in Charity Management and related degrees – and indeed will be of great help to all those looking to explore the capacity and capability of social enterprise.

“An in-depth focus on ethical behaviour in business is one of the many aspects that sets St Mary’s School of Business and Society apart from other business schools. As a school we encourage the development of research contributing to this important conversation.”

Dr Maher is the MA Charity Management Programme Director at St Mary’s and teaches on a number of modules across the undergraduate and post-graduate Business courses. 

She has published several articles on social enterprise management, public policy and public services procurement. Since joining St Mary’s, Dr Maher has also set up the Social Enterprise Knowledge Exchange Network to promote social entrepreneurship enabling new and existing small and micro social enterprises to grow and to develop products and services.

While highlighting topics such as marketing strategies, cross-cultural frameworks, and public policy, This book is ideally designed for researchers, policymakers, academicians who teach and/or research small and micro social enterprises, and advanced-level students furthering their research exposure to.

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