Social enterprise

Social enterprise is the burgeoning sector of the economy, as organisations increasingly seek to innovatively delivering social and financial outcomes through business activities. This research program seeks to explore these innovations in business models, processes, products and collaborations as they seek to achieve social good.

Book chapter

Barraket, Jo (2013) Fostering wellbeing of immigrants and refugees? Evaluating the outcomes of work integration social enterprise. In Denny, Simon & Seddon, Frederick (Eds.) Social Enterprise : Accountability and Evaluation around the World. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.

Barraket, Jo & Furneaux, Craig W. (2012) Social innovation and social enterprise : evidence from Australia. In Franz, Hans-WernerHochgerner, Josef, & Howaldt, Jurgen (Eds.) Challenge Social Innovation : Potentials for Business, Social Entrepreneurship, Welfare and Civil Society. Springer , Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 215-237.

Journal article

Barraket, Jo & Collyer, Nick (2010) Mapping social enterprise in Australia : conceptual debates and their operational implications. Third Sector Review16(2), pp. 11-28.

Barraket, JoFurneaux, CraigBarth, Sharine, & Mason, Chris (2016) Understanding legitimacy formation in multi-goal firms: An examination of business planning practices among social enterprises. Journal Of Small Business Management54(S1), pp. 77-89.

Barraket, Jo & Yousefpour, Nina (2013) Evaluation and social impact measurement amongst small to medium social enterprises : process, purpose and value. Australian Journal of Public Administration72(4), pp. 447-458.

Bradford, AstridLuke, Belinda G., & Furneaux, Craig W. (2018) Social enterprise accountability: Directions, dominance and developments. Social Enterprise Journal14(2), pp. 156-179.

Eversole, Robyn & Barraket, Josephine (2013) Social enterprises in rural community development. Community Development Journal.

Luke, Belinda G.Barraket, Jo, & Eversole, Robyn (2013) Measurement as legitimacy versus legitimacy of measures : Performance evaluation of social enterprise. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management10(3/4), pp. 234-258.

Scaife, Wendy A. (2008) Venturing into venture philanthropy : is more sustainable health and medical research funding possible through venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship? Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing20(2), pp. 245-260.

Conference paper

Barraket, Jo & Archer, Verity (2009) Changing the rules in use? An examination of social enterprise in local governance. In International Social Innovation Research Conference 2009 : Social Innovation: Reconfiguring Markets, Blurring Sector Boundaries and Challenging Institutional Arrangements, 14-16 September 2009, Oxford University, Oxford. (Unpublished)

Barraket, JoLing, Sharine, & Furneaux, Craig W. (2011) Learning or legitimacy? an exploration of business planning amongst Australian social enterprises. In De Bruin, Anne & Stangl, Loren (Eds.) Proceedings of the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference, NZ Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre, Massey University, Albany Campus – New Zealand.

Furneaux, Craig W. & Barraket, Jo (2012) Collaborative governance and innovation in social enterprises. In 10th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), International Society for Third-Sector Research, Universita Degli Studi Di Siena, Siena, Italy.

Ling, SharineBarraket, Jo, & Luke, Belinda G. (2011) Competitive advantages as a foundation for social advantage: The role of social enterprise in regional development. In De Bruin, Anne & Stangl, Loren (Eds.) Proceedings of the Massey University Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference: Extending Theory, Integrating Practice, New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre, Massey University, Massey University, Albany Campus, New Zealand, pp. 410-423.

Madden, Kym M. (2007) Social enterprise: A prime lever to lift philanthropy? In International Nonprofit and Social Marketing Conference : “Social entrepreneurship, social change and sustainability”, 27-28 September 2007, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland.

Williamson, Alexandra & Scaife, Wendy A. (2013) From entrepreneur to philanthropist : the “second half of the game”. In Davidsson, Per (Ed.) Conference Proceedings: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.


Barraket, JoCollyer, NickO’Connor, Matt, & Anderson, Heather (2010) Finding Australia’s social enterprise sector : final report. Social Traders, Melbourne.

Yousefpour, NinaBarraket, Jo, & Furneaux, Craig W. (2012) A baseline study of Australia’s community recycling enterprises(CRE). Community Recycling Network Australia website, ACPNS, Australia.

Working paper

Barraket, Jo & Anderson, Heather (2010) Developing strong social enterprises : a documentary approach. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD. [Working Paper]

Barraket, JoEversole, Robyn, & Luke, Belinda G. (2012) Social enterprise and regional development : a pilot study. Queensland University of Technology. [Working Paper]

Barraket, Jo & Weissman, Janelle (2009) Social procurement and its implications for social enterprise : a literature review [Working Paper No. CPNS48]. The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Brisbane. [Working Paper]

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles (1992) Facing up to the Liabilities of Non-profit Enterprise: A Strategy to Minimise and Finance Liabilities. [Working Paper]

Rentschler, Ruth (2001) Entrepreneurship : from denial to discovery in nonprofit art museums? Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD. [Working Paper]

Steinberg, Richard (2003) Introductory Chapter to The Economics of Nonprofit Enterprises. QUT, Brisbane. [Working Paper]