AU Yuk Fai Kevin 區玉輝

Research Projects


  • A Study on Social Enterprises in Hong Kong
  • TANG Kwong Leung, KO Suk Fun (The Nethersole School of Nursing), LEE James*, FUNG Ho Lup, AU Yuk Fai Kevin (Management)
    28 September 2007
    Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government

    The HKSAR government has recently adopted social enterprise (SE) as a new initiative to combat poverty, with an emphasis on helping the able-bodies to re-enter the labor market. As noted y the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, there are 172 SW projects participating in 37 types of businesses that are assisted or operated by 43 non-government organizations. Yet the public knowledge on SE is quite poor. Therefore, it maybe too early to judge if SE can effectively eliminate poverty since it is still in its budding period. SE has been widely used by some welfare states over the past decades in solving social problems, and the performance is outstanding. However, as any SE model needs to be highly adaptive to suit for different contextual scenarios, there is no universally applicable model for SEs. In view of these, this study aims at (a) finding the viable or even ideal model(s) for developing SEs that target different groups of people; and (b) developing ways to encourage effective and appropriate tripartite cooperation in SEs that target different groups of people; by adopting literature review, focus groups and key informant interviews. (SS07715)



Research Publications


  • 《香港創新企業 : 發展政策與方向》. 香港: 香港中文大學創業研究中心, 2006.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HC470.3Z9 X53 2006)


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