In Social Procurement


Year: 2009
Published in: The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS)
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Social procurement, social enterprise


This paper reviews the available academic and policy literature to identify the possibilities and limitations of social procurement, and the factors that enable its implementation. In doing so, it aims to contribute to an evidence-based approach to social enterprise development in Australia, and to provide practical information of use to both policy makers and social enterprises considering social procurement arrangements. Based on the available evidence, the dominant focus of this review is on social procurement by governments.