Prof Bob Doherty co-hosts social enterprise workshop

News | Posted on Friday 20 July 2018

The ‘Thailand-UK Social Enterprises: Delivering Social Innovations workshop’ was co-hosted in Thailand with the Thammasat Business School to support research into social enterprise.

Social enterprise in Thailand has increasingly caught much attention in the last decade from public and private sectors as well as the third sector. A social enterprise is an organisation that trades, not for private gain, but to generate positive social and environmental value.

The workshop formed part of a 15-month research project funded by the Rector of Thammasat University in collaboration with the York Management School to support research into social enterprise. During the project researchers collected data on social enterprise business models in Thailand and the UK over the past year (July 2017-April 2018).

The workshop presented the research findings looking at the success factors and challenges in managing social enterprises in both UK and Thailand and strategies for achieving both commercial, social and environmental objectives.

Attendees included founders and leaders of social enterprises such as Dairy Home and Local Alike plus corporates such as CP Foods and Central World group.