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See detailAtouts et limites des entreprises sociales
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2011)

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See detailManagers’ competences in social enterprises: what specificities?
Moreau, Charlotte ULg; Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Conference (2011, July 04)

In any enterprise, the manager keeps a determining and real leeway which is susceptible to stimulate, give directions to the organization (Pichault, 2009), and is determining in the capability to innovate ... [more ▼]

In any enterprise, the manager keeps a determining and real leeway which is susceptible to stimulate, give directions to the organization (Pichault, 2009), and is determining in the capability to innovate (King, 1990; Osborne, 1998; Schin & McClomb, 1998). That leadership style needs therefore to be adapted to the specific internal context of the organization (Schmid, 2006). The paper examines what are the specific competencies of the manager in social enterprises, by constructing a competencies model, the emblematic tool of the competence-based management, relevant to social enterprises (Collin & Grasser, 2007; Retour & Rapiaux, 2006; Oiry & Sulzer, 2002). Our hypothesis is standing that certain competencies mobilized by managers in social enterprises are specific, regarding to the particular internal and external context of social enterprises, etc. First of all, we propose a theoretical competencies model for the managers in social enterprises, based on a review of the literature and the conduction of 12 semi-structured interviews of experts and managers. Then, we propose a competencies model for the manager in social enterprises. Finally, group interviews with some managers of social enterprises are conducted in various European countries as this research takes place in a European research on long-life learnings. [less ▲]

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See detailRenewable Energy Source Cooperatives (REScoops): Assets, Obstacles and Diffusion Strategies
Huybrechts, Benjamin ULg; Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Conference (2011, July)

While the ability of social enterprises to generate innovative solutions to social and environmental needs is increasingly documented (eg., Defourny 2001; Harrisson & Vézina 2006; Nicholls 2006), little ... [more ▼]

While the ability of social enterprises to generate innovative solutions to social and environmental needs is increasingly documented (eg., Defourny 2001; Harrisson & Vézina 2006; Nicholls 2006), little is known about the processes through with social enterprises diffuse and institutionalize their innovations. These processes are important not only to understand institutionalized fields of practice (eg. Bouchard 2006), but also –and even more– to inform the creation of new fields through the diffusion (or „scaling up‟) of social innovations (Maguire et al. 2004; Mulgan et al. 2007). Institutionalization dynamics are at the core of „institutional theory‟, more particularly its recent agency-based developments, commonly grouped under the banner of „institutional entrepreneurship‟ (Battilana et al. 2009) or „institutional work‟ (Lawrence & Suddaby 2006). This approach seems particularly adequate to understand the emergence of new fields through the development of interorganizational collaborations, which enable the diffusion and replication of structures and practices across the field (Lawrence et al. 2002; Phillips et al. 2000). Fields centered on social innovations offer good examples of these dynamics (Mair & Marti 2006), with collaborations observed both among social enterprises pioneering the innovation (Davies 2009) and between social enterprises, governments (eg. Young 2000) and businesses (eg. Di Domenico et al. 2009; Le Ber & Branzei 2010). This paper examines the role of social enterprises in creating and diffusing innovative institutional arrangements in the field of renewable energy sources (RES). While social (ecological) movements have been instrumental in shifting the public attention towards the need for alternative energies (Sine & Lee 2009), the sector has in most countries become dominated by corporate actors experienced in building large-scale RES projects. In an attempt to counter the corporate hegemony and to protect available lands, a range of citizen initiatives have emerged under the term of REScoops (Coen 2010). Although not very numerous, these initiatives seem particularly efficient in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and may reach a large scale at the local level. Moreover, they seem particularly innovative in terms of organizational models, conceived as multi-stakeholder and cooperative schemes involving citizens, municipalities and local economic players. In the contest around new field boundaries and dominance (Santos & Eisenhardt 2009), including recognition by the government, we examine the legitimating strategies of social enterprises in having their organizational arrangements (= social innovations) recognized as a superior avenue to the management of RES (= technological innovation), especially in terms of democracy and participation. [less ▲]

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See detailRôles et adaptations des entreprises sociales
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Scientific conference (2011, June 09)

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See detailFinalité "management des entreprises sociales" dans un master en sciences de gestion
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Scientific conference (2011, June 08)

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See detailEvaluation de la performance des entreprises sociales
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Scientific conference (2011, June 07)

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See detailL'artiste entrepreneur est-il aussi - et à quelles conditions - un entrepreneur social?
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg; Marée, Michel ULg

in Bureau d'études SmartBe (Ed.) L'artiste, un entrepreneur? (2011)

Cet article apporte le regard de deux économistes sur l’activité des artistes. En réexpliquant certaines notions centrales du vocabulaire économique, ils posent explicitement trois questions : l’activité ... [more ▼]

Cet article apporte le regard de deux économistes sur l’activité des artistes. En réexpliquant certaines notions centrales du vocabulaire économique, ils posent explicitement trois questions : l’activité artistique est-elle une activité économique ? l’artiste est-il un entrepreneur ? et, dans ce cas, peut-on considérer qu’il est un entrepreneur social ? Si les auteurs reconnaissent que, à l’instar des entreprises sociales, de nombreux artistes ne poursuivent pas une finalité lucrative, ils recommandent toutefois de ne les considérer comme des entrepreneurs sociaux que si leurs pratiques révèlent leur souhait d’entreprendre une activité créatrice en adoptant des pratiques d’économie sociale : qualité des rapports aux publics, participation des travailleurs, choix éthique des fournisseurs, respect de l’environnement, etc [less ▲]

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See detailDe l'initiative citoyenne à l'entreprise d'économie sociale
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

in Collard marie-Caroline (Ed.) Initiatives citoyennes, l'économie sociale de demain ? (2010)

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See detailDirigeance des entreprises sociales
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Scientific conference (2010, October 12)

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See detailEconomie et gouvernance des associations
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailEconomie et gouvernance des associations
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailSoutenir l’entrepreneuriat social
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailMacroéconomie du secteur culturel : ce que disent les chiffres
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailDe l'exercice de la démocratie dans les entreprises sociales
Rijpens, Julie ULg; Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Article for general public (2010)

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See detailDe l’initiative citoyenne à l’entreprise sociale
Collard, M. C.; Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

in E-note (2010), (10),

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See detailQuestion de gouvernance : qui est propriétaire d'une asbl ?
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg; Rijpens, Julie ULg; Hurdebise, Lionel ULg

Article for general public (2010)

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See detailEconomie sociale : contribuer à la mutation du système économique
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

Article for general public (2010)

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See detailLes rôles des entreprises sociales
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULg

in Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille (Ed.) La gestion des entreprises sociales (2010)

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