Reference : Managers’ competences in social enterprises: what specificities?
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Business & economic sciences : Social economics
Managers’ competences in social enterprises: what specificities?
[en] Les compétences du management des entreprises sociales: quelles spécificités ?
Moreau, Charlotte mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > LENTIC >]
Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC-Ecole de gestion : UER > Social Entrepreneurship >]
3rd EMES conference on Social Enterprise
du 4 juillet 2011 au 7 juillet 2011
EMES, European research network
[en] social enterprises ; management ; competences ; competence model ; social entrepreneurship ; human resource management
[en] 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.
Centre d'Économie Sociale - CES
Leonardo project (ARIADNE), funded by the European Union
Ariadne, the managerial guidance in social economy based on intrinsic skills, competences and values: commitment, behaviour and motivation
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