Situating Social Enterprise within the Higher Education System: Case Studies of China, India & UK

Roopinder Oberoi , Jamie Halsall, Toumert Alkhallofi

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The objective of this paper is to compare and contrast the higher education and social enterprise strategies in China, India and the United Kingdom (UK). The methodological approach for this paper uses academic literature and documentary data sources; a number of literature databases have been used, along with several documentary data sources, namely: newspapers, web sources and reports. This research determines that social enterprise has evolved into a global phenomenon. For many years, governments have championed social enterprise as a solution to economic, social, political, cultural and environmental challenges facing many parts of the world. The paper urges that more academic research be undertaken regarding social enterprise. Furthermore, when examining social enterprise as a concept, social scientists should be encouraged to compare and contrast geographical examples.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Pages (from-to)99-115
Number of pages17
JournalLabour & Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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