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Evaluating the labour productivity of social enterprises in comparison to SMEs in Australia

This paper explores the productivity of social enterprises in Victoria, Australia, in terms of their profitability and labour productivity (value added and income to labour employed). Findings show that, in contrast to the popular image of social enterprises as inefficient, their relative level of labour productivity was comparable to, or even higher than, other small to medium businesses in the same state.

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  • Not for profit managers
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