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From social welfare to social entrepreneurship: introducing new models of social development in traditional social services: the case of Nafpaktia

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Ευγενία Μπιτσάνη, Αθανασία Τριανταφυλλοπούλου, Δημήτρης Σταυρουλάκης, Σταύρος Σταυρόγιαννης, Παρασκευάς Καλομενίδης
Ευγενία Μπιτσάνη, Αθανασία Τριανταφυλλοπούλου, Δημήτρης Σταυρουλάκης, Σταύρος Σταυρόγιαννης, Παρασκευάς Καλομενίδης

Abstract


The paper examines the impact of “social
entrepreneurship” on local development. The
cases presented below have been selected
among social enterprises in the area of
Nafpaktia. Municipalities, cooperatives,
welfare associations as well as private
investors are actively involved in the operation
of those fi rms. Besides economic returns,
the operation of such institutions is expected
to enhance employment and contribute to
the overall community development.


Keywords


Social entrepreneurship; social services; local development; Nafpaktia

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