Social Impacts of Work Integration Social Enterprise in Hong Kong–Workfare and Beyond

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Author(s)

  • Zeno C. S. Leung
  • Amy P. Y. Ho
  • Raymond K. Y. Tam
  • K. T. Chan
  • Michael K. W. Lai

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-176
Journal / PublicationJournal of Social Entrepreneurship
Volume10
Issue number2
Online published27 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Abstract

In 2017, there are over six hundreds social enterprises in Hong Kong. Among them, approximately 70% are work integration social enterprises (WISEs) primarily aiming at creating employment and/or providing vocational training for the disadvantaged groups. Impact assessment of these WISEs is a growing concern in the society. In this article, the authors review major types of impact assessment approaches and three categories are delineated–outcome-based, structured-based and process-based approaches. Through the application of one particular outcome-based approach, Social Return on Investment (SROI), onto four invited local WISEs, the social impacts induced by selected WISEs and their significances are discussed.

Research Area(s)

  • Hong Kong, Social impact assessment, SROI, work integration social enterprise

Citation Format(s)

Social Impacts of Work Integration Social Enterprise in Hong Kong–Workfare and Beyond. / Leung, Zeno C. S.; Ho, Amy P. Y.; Tjia, Linda Y. N. et al.
In: Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2019, p. 159-176.

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