CHAPTER 4

Social Enterprises and the Integration of Persons with Mental Disabilities in the Greek Society: A Case-Study of Koispe Athena-Elpis

Aikaterini Argyrou, Tineke Lambooij, Robert Blomme, and Henk Kievit

Social Enterprises and Participatory Governance

The concept of “social enterprises” has been the subject of various theoretical definitions that vary in the scholarship produced by scholars from different disciplines and nationalities. Kerlin (2006, p. 248) introduces a broad definition that comprises a very wide range of organizations that constitute “a continuum” of different types of social enterprises that encompass: (i) profit-oriented businesses engaged in socially beneficial activities including also the concept of corporate ...

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