Cameras

FUTUREPROOFING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Welcome to the online portal of Futureproofing Social Enterprise, a multi-year, multi-country, and multi-project research trajectory dedicated to understanding the role of social enterprises in building a values-driven social economy. We are interested in how social enterprises–as economic actors–and the ecosystems that grow up around them imagine and enact systems of value alternative to profit and shareholder value. We are also interested in how social enterprises–as social actors–conceptualise and engage with markets in their pursuit of the social good.

'Disruptive Development':

Social Enterprise in Bangladesh

Man on scales

In Bangladesh, research conducted between 2013-2019 focused on social enterprises that train young women to become digital technology entrepreneurs, in order for them to work their way out of poverty while simultaneously providing digital services to their rural communities.

Futureproofing Social

Enterprise Workshop

group picture

On 18 June 2019, we co-developed a Futureproofing Social Enterprise Workshop with social enterprises to identify new research trajectories related to data practices, funding and investment, personal experiences of entrepreneurship, and public-sector relationships.

'DataForSE': The New Data Economies of Social Enterprise

Big data

A new project focuses on the relationship between big data and social enterprise and will be a comparative study of Bangladesh and Scotland. Both countries boast strong digital/data-driven innovation policies and complex, well-established social enterprise sectors.

FUTUREPROOFING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TEAM

Principal investigator

Juli Huang

Lecturer in Anthropology of Development

Scotland team

Declan Murray

Lead Research Assistant; PhD in International Development

Paige Chisholm

Event Rapporteur; MSc in International Development

Inés Escobar

Research Assistant; MSc in International Development

Parvathy Nair

Event Rapporteur; MSc in International Development

Nat Tantakasem

Research Assistant; MSc in International Development

Alain Zaragoza

Event Rapporteur; MSc in International Development

Bangladesh team

Nargis Parvin

Research Assistant

Jacqui Bassett

MSc in International Development

Paige Chisholm

MSc in International Development

Hanna Geary

MSc in International Development

Grace Mueller

MSc in International Development