Social Enterprise: Choice of Legal Entity

53 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2013

Date Written: March 22, 2012

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to compare competing legal entities for the purpose of determining which legal form is optimal for organizations seeking to conduct profit-generating activities while simultaneously being dedicated to solving social and environmental problems.

Keywords: social enterprise, sustainable business, choice of entity, legal strategy, FPC, flexible-purpose corporation, benefit corporation, b corporation, blended enterprise

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Sampselle, Dirk, Social Enterprise: Choice of Legal Entity (March 22, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2234882 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2234882

Dirk Sampselle (Contact Author)

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