FH-Prof. Mag. Peter Stepanek

Head of Degree Program Social Economy and Social Work

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Lectures 2022/23

Social Work

> Introduction to Social Economy VO
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Introduction to Social Economy VO

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Peter Stepanek


Lecture contents

- social economy & social management: development, definition, delimitation
- social economy in Austria: figures, data, tasks, types of organizations
- nonprofit, lowprofit, profit in times of hybrid organizations
- definition and characteristics of social services
- social entrepreneurship, social business and social-economic enterprises as special organizational forms of the social economy
- the economic concept in the social sector: effectiveness, efficiency, profitability,
- the conflicting fields of economization
- special features of the social market: business management vs. economic analysis
- sustainability, innovation and digitalization as cross-cutting issues in social economy organizations
- current developments/issues in the Austrian social economy

Assessment methods

Final exam
seminar paper, moodle test, individual assignments

Teaching methods

lecture, discussion, work assignments with peer feedback, research assignments, guest lectures




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