Lessons Learned From Systematic Replication of Social Enterprises
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This is one of three literature reviews for research project D2 - Leveraging Social Ownership of Proprietary Trademarks related to the Golden Mussel as a Base for Expansion of Social Enterprise in Coastal B.C. Aboriginal Communities - of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA). This review describes examples of and insights into the systematic replication of social enterprises. The first part of the paper describes specific examples of social enterprise replication and identifies lessons learned while the latter section focuses on general insights from the literature. Seven examples of social enterprise replication are reviewed and assessed in this review. A summary of “lessons learned” with respect to the systematic replication of social enterprises is provided at the end of this review, as well as some suggestions of the implications of these “lessons learned” for the design of the golden mussel social enterprises.