Frivillighet og forretning - En kunnskapsoversikt om nye former for samspill mellom sivilsamfunn og marked
ISBN internet: 978-82-7763-543-9
In recent years new forms of interaction between the voluntary and the private sectors has emerged. While organizations in the voluntary sector are increasingly adopting methods that are usually associated with the private sector, actors in the private sector are increasingly seeking to "make a difference" and to take a social responsibility. At the intersection between the sectors several new concepts and phenomena has emerged combining characteristics of both the market and civil society. But because of its ambiguous and hybrid character the concepts may be difficult to understand and differentiate.
The purpose of this report is to make a theoretical clarification and discuss research literature on concepts such as social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, social investment, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
In addition to shedding light on the content of concepts, the report provides an overview of different research traditions that are associated with them. These are concepts that are mainly imported from countries that both have other welfare models, different economic conditions and different traditions for ideal engagement and voluntary organization, than what is characteristic of a Nordic context. To what extent do these concepts and phenomena represent something genuinely new in the Norwegian context? To what extent will these concepts and phenomena have an extensive impact on development of the future Norwegian welfare society?