L. Mook, J. R. Whitman, J. Quarter, and A. Armstrong (eds): Understanding the Social Economy of the United States.
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Background of the Authors
The authors of the book are four academics from well-known Universities in the USA and Canada: Laurie Mook is assistant professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University; John R. Whitman is assistant professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the College of Business Administration at The University of Alabama in Huntsville; Jack Quarter is co-director of the Social Economy Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto; and Ann Armstrong is academic director of the Business Edge program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Purpose and Organization of the Book
The book is organized in four main parts and contains eleven chapters. The main purpose of the book is to present a framework for understanding the wide array of organizations in the US that prioritize their social objectives over their economic ones and that can be grouped under the label Socia...