Congratulations to Anna Kim, Associate Professor in Strategy & Organization, and Sustainability, who was awarded a 2022 SSHRC Insight Grant
“Resilience and Impact of Social Enterprises”
In times of social and economic crisis, social enterprises face intense challenges of surviving in the marketplace and sustaining their commitment to social mission. While social enterprises have opportunities to create benefits for those who may need them most in crisis, they are also extremely vulnerable to major shocks and disturbances given that many of them struggle with resource constraints and financial challenges even in ordinary times. How do social enterprises build organizational resilience and create positive social impact during and after a crisis? Grounded in qualitative field studies of fair trade organizations in the context of COVID-19, Professor Kim will explore how social enterprises adapt and maintain their functioning during and following adversity, as well as social impact of their adaptations from the perspectives of target beneficiaries. The research will generate theoretical and practical insights on how social enterprises can build resilience and ensure social impact in times of crisis.
Supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
En partie financé par le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines.