Emily Barman (2016), Caring Capitalism. The Meaning and Measure of Social Value

Emily Barman (2016), Caring Capitalism. The Meaning and Measure of Social Value 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations Springer Journals

Emily Barman (2016), Caring Capitalism. The Meaning and Measure of Social Value

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2016 by International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University
Subject
Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general; Political Science; Social Policy
ISSN
0957-8765
eISSN
1573-7888
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11266-016-9791-3
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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

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VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit OrganizationsSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 19, 2016

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