The social impact of work-integration social enterprise in Hong Kong

Po Ying Amy Ho, Kam tong Chan

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Work-integration social enterprises (WISEs), established mainly by non-government welfare agencies and managed by social workers, provide disadvantaged groups with an opportunity for employment and training in businesses. The participants benefit in terms of income, and also through expanded social networks and improved psycho-social well-being. WISEs thus contribute to poverty alleviation and social capital building.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-45
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Disadvantaged group
  • Non-governmental organization
  • Social capital
  • Social enterprise
  • Social impact
  • Social worker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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