The purpose of this series is to publish monographs and edited collections of original research that address previously understudied aspects of the social economy and civil society worldwide. The series will include theoretical and empirical research, with an emphasis on nonprofit organizations and social enterprises, including their internal management, governance and leadership challenges, and the changing economic, social, political and public policy environments in which they operate. The series will be interdisciplinary in character, with a particular emphasis on economics, management science and public policy analysis, but also embracing works based in other social science disciplines, including political science, sociology, psychology and anthropology. The series will also take a broad view of the social economy, to include the many service fields and industries in which nonprofit organizations, social purpose cooperatives, social purpose businesses, public-private partnerships and other forms of social purpose enterprise operate. Preference will be given to research with practical implications for management, governance and public policy, and to works which define new agendas for future research.