Social Enterprise in Emerging Market Countries

No Free Ride

  • Authors
  • Nicole Etchart
  • Loïc Comolli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Opportunity for Social Enterprise in Emerging Market Countries

  3. Regulation and Policy

  4. Capacity-Support Structures and Scaling Best Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Nicole Etchart, Loïc Comolli
      Pages 89-110
  5. Capital for Growing Social Enterprises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Nicole Etchart, Loïc Comolli
      Pages 133-159
    3. Nicole Etchart, Loïc Comolli
      Pages 161-184
    4. Nicole Etchart, Loïc Comolli
      Pages 185-202
    5. Nicole Etchart, Loïc Comolli
      Pages 203-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-244

About this book


NESsT is an organization that develops sustainable social enterprises to solve critical social problems in emerging market economies. NESsT believes that social enterprise is a powerful tool that provides marginalized communities the skills, accessibility and technology needed to overcome social barriers and break the cycle of poverty.

Drawing on NESsT's unique methodology for identifying and building the capacity of early-stage social enterprises, as well as on surveys of relevant stakeholders, Social Enterprise in Emerging Market Countries provides a clear picture of where social enterprises are and where they need to go, and identifies key players in the social enterprise field and how they can take the bold steps needed to facilitate the growth and impact of these models. Etchart and Camolli focus on NESsT's research in Latin America and Central Europe, the two regions where it has operated for over 15 years, particularly in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, with some cases from other countries in Latin America. For the purpose of illustrating important models and innovative programs and policies, this book also highlights cases and experiences from Central Europe.


Emerging Markets Social Enterprises strategy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47654-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34210-2
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