Social Procurement: Promoting the sustainability of NPOs through the transformation of economic, social and cultural capital

Furneaux, Craig W. (2011) Social Procurement: Promoting the sustainability of NPOs through the transformation of economic, social and cultural capital. In Oikos International Young Scholars Organizations Academy: Organizations and Cultural Sustainability , 4 September - 9 September 2011, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

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Social procurement provides a key source of income for the Third Sector, and is vital for the sustainability of many nonprofit organisations. Social procurement involves the exchange of economic capital from one organisation, typically government (although for-profit and non-profit organisations can also purchase), with a nonprofit organisations in order to deliver other forms of. It is this transformation of economic capital into other forms of capital (cultural, human, social) in the social procurement process, which is the focus of this paper. Four case studies, which are representative of the four main types of social procurement, will be examined in order to trace how economic capital is transformed into other types of capital in each of these cases. In so doing, the paper will advance our understanding of social procurement theoretically, and lead to a wider discussion about the role of social procurement in ensuring the sustainability of nonprofit organisations, and the civil societies in which they operate.

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ID Code: 47266
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2012 04:51
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2013 16:01

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