Voluntas (2017) 28:2817–2819 DOI 10.1007/s11266-016-9791-3 BOOK REVIEW Emily Barman (2016), Caring Capitalism. The Meaning and Measure of Social Value Cambridge University Press, New York, 266 pp. Andrea Bassi Published online: 19 September 2016 International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University 2016 Purpose and Organization of the Book The purpose of the book is to analyse the effect of the embrace of market-based solutions to social problems on the meaning and measure of social value. The book is organized in three parts. The ﬁrst part focuses on the question of social value for social purpose organizations (nonproﬁt organizations and social enterprises) outside of the market. The second part deals with ‘‘market monitors’’, meaning civil society actors who aim to (privately) regulate corporations to hold them accountable for the (social) consequences of their production processes. In the third part, the author presents some case studies of ‘‘caring capitalism’’: the rationale of production of social and shareholder value by corporations is evaluated using market indicators. Summary and Statement of Claim(s) The main thesis is that we are witnessing the emergence of ‘‘caring capitalism’’, a new version of market where corporations pursue both money and mission. This new vision implies
VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 19, 2016
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