Do ‘Economy of Communion’ Enterprises Deserve the ‘Social’ Label?
A Comparative Discussion of their Aims and Logic of Action
The enterprises participating in the ‘Economy of Communion’ movement commit to allocating up to two thirds of their profits for the help of people in need and the diffusion, especially in the economic sphere, of a culture of giving and sharing. Moreover, they commit to a management and operation style that stresses the dignity of every person and aims at creating relationships of mutual recognition and openness among all those who are involved in the enterprise’s activity. The aim of this paper is to highlight the similarities and underline the differences between the businesses participating in the ‘Economy of Communion’ movement and some other examples of the so called social and civil economy.
Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
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