Various countries across the East Asian region have witnessed the rapid proliferation of social enterprises, especially work integration social enterprises (WISEs) in the recent decade. Drawing from qualitative interviews with WISE employees and middle managers in Hong Kong, we examined what working in a WISE meant for employees with disabilities, and how such work differs from traditional service delivery organisations and other employment-support schemes. Three emergent themes, Meaningful Engagement, Individual-Based Empowerment and Relational-Based Empowerment, were identified as critical outcomes. Discussion pertaining to the role of WISE in the production of welfare and practice implications are presented.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Apr 2019|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science
- Work integration social enterprises