Social Business Initiative (SBI) follow up: Cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

Authors: Thomas HeimerKatharina WartaAnne-Gaëlle MuthsRebecca AllinsonAustrian Institute of Technology AIT, i-propeller, Lama Development and Co-operation Agency, Technology Partners, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Institutul de Prospectiva, Q4I Consulting

Language: English

Publication date: 14th August 2019

This study aims to analyse business cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises. It also provides validated recommendations to support this kind of cooperation.

The study

  • investigated the different patterns of cooperation
  • explored 16 specific aspects in greater detail
  • identified best practice in EU countries and at an enterprise level

The study also compared European trends with those in selected third countries and developed a model to evaluate the social impact and improve specific cooperations.