The Right Chemistry?: Variety in Social Enterprise Organizations

Introduction to the Research

The aim of this research is to explain the organizational chemistry in social enterprises that is associated with variations in performance, and in particular with high performance.

The theoretical research framework takes a realist approach to organizations, enabling management thinking to be applied to social enterprises.

The methodological research process embraces qualitative and quantitative methods in a mixed methods design, combining interviews, a survey and case studies.

It is anticipated that the principal form of dissemination of the research findings will be an examined MPhil/PhD dissertation/thesis, although in addition summary research reports, press releases, and journal articles may be produced.

The project is being funded partly by the researcher himself and partly by an Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Studentship.


temp“Welcome to my PhD research in ‘Variety in Social Enterprise Organizations’ at King’s College London.

King’s was a natural choice for me to study because it is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society, and is one of the top 20 Universities in the world (2014/15 QS World University Rankings).

‘When you know better you do better.’ – Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Stephen R Bennett