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Impact of the Third Sector on socio-economic development of Republic of Croatia

The dissertation researched the impact of the third sector and volunteering on socio-economic development of Croatia. The third sector is conceptualized according to the definition and criteria that include social entrepreneurship and parts of the social economy and sector characteristics, as well as characteristics of the organizations that belong to it. As a theoretical framework … Continue reading

  • Aurélie Soetens holds a master degree in Management of Social Enterprises at the University of Liège, and is currently a PhD student at the Center for Social Economy of the ULg. She researches workers' co-operatives, more particularly the sustainability of workers' participation through inter-organizational networking. Kai-Lan Chang is undertaking a Ph.D in Economics and Management at the Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies (CRECIS) within Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). Her research interests cover social entrepreneurship and crowdfunding. Patrick Reichert is undertaking a Ph.D. in Economics and Management at the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) within the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). His research interests cover the microfinance commercialization, impact investing and energy access/rural electrification projects.