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Organizing the Field of the Social Economy. The Social Economy and its Classification


  • Edith Archambault

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


International standard classifications were built to simplify the complex world of the business sector and analyse the international exchange of goods. Therefore they are less fitted to the classification of social economy organizations(SEO) and provision of services. Firstly this chapter examines where SEO are in these classifications and what are their interest and drawbacks . Secondly it tries to go beyond this standardisation to give a framework of the role of SEO to create social ties and their impact on the whole society

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  • Edith Archambault, 2015. "Organizing the Field of the Social Economy. The Social Economy and its Classification," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00831556, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00831556
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