Here is a list of useful references on social entrepreneurship.
Pearce, J. (2003). Social Enterprise in Anytown. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Ridley D. R. & Bull, M. (2011). Understanding Social Enterprise: Theory and Practice (with Companion Website), SAGE.
Castelli, L. (editor) (2005). European Social Entrepreneurs: Looking for a better way to produce and to live. Le Mat.
Roy, M. J., McHugh, N., Kay, A., Huckfield, L., & Donaldson, C. (2012). “The most supportive environment in the world for social enterprise?” Social enterprise in Scotland.
International Centre of Research and Information on the Public,
Social and Cooperative Economy – CIRIEC (2012). The social economy in the European Union. European Economic and Social Committee.
Pulford, L. & Addarii, F. (2011). This is European Social Innovation. European Commission Enterprise and Industry.
Pearce, J. (2005). Learning from Failure. Lessons in how to strengthen and build the social enterprise sector. Edinburgh: CBS Network.
Kerlin, J. A. (2010). A Comparative Analysis of the Global Emergence
of Social Enterprise. Voluntas 21, 162–179.
Defourny, J., & Nyssens, M. (2010). Social enterprise in Europe: At the crossroads of market, public policies and third sector. Policy and Society 29, 231–242.
Roy, M., Social Enterprise in Scotland, Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (2012)
SI Magazine, http://www.simagazine.co.uk/
A Lengthy Study on the SE concept in Macedonia, http://socijalnopretprijatie.org.mk/file……omotion_of_the_Social_Enterprise.pdf
Smith, B., Knapp, J., Barr, T., Stevens, C. & Cannatelli B. L. (2010) “Social enterprises and the timing of conception: Organizational identity tension, management and marketing.” Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing 22 (2): 108-134.
Cannatelli B. L., Masi, A. & Molteni, M. (2012) “Green Technology Implementation in Developing Countries: Opportunity Identification and Business Model Design” in (ed.) Nicholls, A. & Murdock, A., Social Innovation, Palgrave McMillan.
Defourny, J. Nyssens, M. (2010) “Social enterprise in Europe: At the crossroads of market, public policies and third sector”. Download
The Social Economy in the European Union. Download