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Susan Baines

Susan Baines is Professor of Social Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research has spanned social policy, innovation, enterprise and civil society, and she has published extensively on these themes.


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Implementing Innovative Social Investment

Strategic Lessons from Europe

Brings the regional and local to the forefront of social investment debates by showcasing original, evaluative evidence from ten European countries, and provides practical, accessible illustrations of good practice, routes to success, and lessons learned.

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Enterprising care?

Unpaid voluntary action in the 21st century

What does it mean to be a volunteer in the UK today? This book adds new insights into volunteering from the perspective of the individual, the organisation and the community .

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Riding the roller coaster

Family life and self-employment

This report takes a critical look at the costs and benefits for individuals and families of turning to self-employment as a route out of economic disadvantage.

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