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Weaver conducted the first large-scale study of the social, economic, and legal activities of social enterprises in the United States. Her research analyzes how entrepreneurship may be utilized as a strategy for poverty alleviation and community economic development. She is currently developing Weaver’s Social Enterprise Directory, a national directory for social enterprises across the nation.
Introduces the theoretical framework and to present what some of the measures and instruments might look like, at least in part, based on applications in other contexts.
Introduces and illustrates how social enterprise self-employment programs (SEPs) can foster human capital, a predictor of economic growth and development. Provides cases of human capital-oriented social enterprises that outline different business forms for social enterprise SEPs.