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Reframing the Governmental Support System for Social Enterprises

Kim, Soon Yang 1

1영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is to analyze the problems of the current governmental support system for social enterprises, in the aspects of authentication, financial subsidy, performance evaluation and the administrative system, and to suggest the alternatives for a better way of supporting and nurturing social enterprises. For the aim, this article first explores theories on the concept and developing story of social enterprises and then debates on the contemporary situation of social enterprises in Korea. The analytical framework is also formulated. The next part is allocated to the empirical analysis on the current situations of the each stage of the governmental support system in terms of its criteria, adaptation and the administrative system. Also, the case study on the governmental support system of the United States is undertaken to learn the lessons from their earlier experiences. Concluding remark suggests the alternatives for the better governmental support system in Korea, in terms of three aspects: the development and adaptation of criteria in each stage of governmental support, the improvement of linkage systems between stages, and the establishment of a more efficient administrative system.

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