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Social enterprise and competitiveness


  • Anca BORZA

    („Babes Bolyai†University, Cluj-Napoca)

  • Razvan NISTOR

    („Babes Bolyai†University, Cluj-Napoca)

  • Catalina MITRA

    („Babes Bolyai†University, Cluj-Napoca)

  • Ovidiu BORDEAN

    („Babes Bolyai†University, Cluj-Napoca)


This article seeks to sustain the social entrepreneurial phenomenon by providing a theoretical and an empirical background of the way that a NPO can increase the level of efficiency and efficacy. Social entrepreneurship increasingly plays a major role in the progress of society in the same way that entrepreneurship promotes progress in the economy. Because NGOs are related to the social entrepreneurship phenomenon, our research was conducted into this type of organization, highlighting the case of „Ajutorul Familiei Fondation†an independent socially oriented organization that focuses on community development at the regional level in Cluj county, Romania. This article reviews a variety of academic and popular sources in social entrepreneurship, nonprofit and business management, as well as public policy.

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  • Anca BORZA & Razvan NISTOR & Catalina MITRA & Ovidiu BORDEAN, 2009. "Social enterprise and competitiveness," Management & Marketing, Economic Publishing House, vol. 4(3), Autumn.
  • Handle: RePEc:eph:journl:v:4:y:2009:i:3:n:2

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    1. Constantin BRATIANU & Georgiana Victoria BALANESCU, 2008. "Vision, mission and corporate values. A comparative analysis of the top 50 U.S. companies," Management & Marketing, Economic Publishing House, vol. 3(3), Autumn.
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