La empresa social como detonadora de calidad de vida y desarrollo sustentable en comunidades rurales

Translated title of the contribution: Social enterprise as a generator of quality of life and sustainable development in rural communities

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the mechanisms by which an indigenous social enterprise contributes to a rural community’s sustainable development and improves the quality of life of its inhabitants. The work follows a qualitative methodology and uses the case study as a research technique. The theoretical framework deployed to identify the nature of the dynamics involved is social entrepreneurship, as a means of fighting poverty and changing patterns of socio-economic exclusion. The research suggests that social enterprise uses four main mechanisms to promote rural sustainable development in the community where it operates: innovation in the exploitation methods of natural resources, labor as a source of quality of life, bonding and development of local suppliers; and the equitable sharing of benefits between the economic, social and environmental dimensions.
Translated title of the contributionSocial enterprise as a generator of quality of life and sustainable development in rural communities
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)255-284
Number of pages30
JournalPensamiento y Gestión
Volume37
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Social enterprise as a generator of quality of life and sustainable development in rural communities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this