Since year 2000, researches on social enterprise centered on academia
have been actively carried out and gave emergence to social enterprise as
an alternative way to creating fine quality jobs in Korean society.
Especially, female-friendly social enterprises can offer social employment
of government and also encourage growth of female human capital which
is important for economic development.
This paper was carried out based on the recognition that understanding
the concept of social enterprise should come before anything else.
Therefore, this paper starts with the introduction of the current certification
system of social enterprises. Then it provides the implication of female
sector within the social enterprises by using documents, online research
and case studies about Women Resources Development Centers in major
local authorities. In addition, it aimed to offer the basis of research in order
to develop a sustainable female-friendly social enterprise environment.
Main research results showed that certification of social enterprise
is concentrated in Seoul and the Gyeonggi-Do region. Majority of the
enterprises are environment (20, 18.5%) and nursing and supporting
housework (17, 15.7%).
There is a constant increase in the numbers of organizations whose
objective is to improve social welfare. The most notable achievement of
social objective has taken place in the business field of job provisions.
Nevertheless, the major Women Resource Development Centers
preparing or prospecting for social enterprise are currently in observation
of the certification of social enterprise. They have a strong willingness to
apply for the certification but meeting the requirements of the
certification is a huge burden for them.
여성친화적 사회적기업 발전에 관한 소고(Case study on the development of female-friendly social enterprise)
지방자치단체의 여성인력개발센터 사례를 중심으로
Seoul:Korea Women's Development Institute
|Journal Title; Vol./Issue||여성연구(The Women's Studies):vol.75(no.2)|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Gender|