Exploring social innovation, productivity and resilience of social enterprises


This research aims to explore the key factors which drive and enable social innovation in products, processes and business models across rural and urban social enterprises in the UK. It will also investigate to what extent rural social entrepreneurs are productive in their workplace and resilient to disruptive events (i.e., Covid-19, Brexit). It will feature an analysis of the emerging phenomenon of rural social entrepreneurship in relation to alleviating poverty and contributing to job creation.

This research has obtained funding from the Small Grant Scheme from the Productivity & Futures of Work Global Research Priorities at the University of Warwick.