Decolonizing the Concept of Social Enterprise: Historical Development of Korean Social Enterprises

  • Ryu, Jieun (PI)

Project Details


The purpose of this research is to explore how historical alternative forms of business influenced the emergence of the current form of social enterprise. In this process, the history and relationships of alternative forms of business which are close to social enterprise will be studied. Co-operatives, self-sufficiency enterprises, community enterprises as well as historical movements such as Dure and National Product Movement will be considered as alternative forms of business. This research also aims to explore the unique experiences and perspectives of Korean social enterprise, which are different from the dominant Westerner perspective of social enterprise. Lastly, this research attempts to create an interdisciplinary research area for Korean and social enterprise studies by investigating the historical development of social enterprise in Korea.
Effective start/end date1/02/201/02/21


  • Social Enterprise
  • History
  • South Korea


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