Social Enterprise and Community Involvement: India and UK Comparison

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Social enterprise is playing an important role in the globalised economy. Since the global financial crisis of 2008, the Indian and UK governments have seen social enterprise as a catalyst in providing positive economic growth in the global economy. Both governments perceive social enterprise as a new way of providing long term economic stability in terms of innovation and jobs growth. Moreover, over the last ten years, social enterprise has become a forefront concept with significant influence within the higher education sector. Originally, social enterprise has existed within the business subject area, but has now branched out into other social science disciplines (e.g. community development; criminology; geography; sociology; political science), as well as health sciences, humanities, science and the arts. Many universities across the world are integrating social enterprise as a key driver in their teaching and learning and research agendas.

The aim of this paper is to provide a critical understanding of social enterprise at governmental, higher education and community levels. The paper will explore the ways in which social enterprise is understood and integrated at curriculum level, and how the concept works at different institutional levels. This paper will present some initial qualitative findings from a social enterprise UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) funded project.

Halsall, J., P. (2018) Social Enterprise and Community Involvement: India and UK Comparison, 26th October, Kirori Mal College with Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
Period26 Oct 2018
Held atUniversity of Delhi, India
Degree of RecognitionInternational