Scaling up social enterprise: LOFT Kitchen

About the Project

Social enterprises create a positive impact on society by increasing employment opportunities for those with barriers to employment, and are gaining momentum in the hospitality industry, however, there is little research on how social enterprises scale up. The researchers took a two-phased approach to solve the problem. First they conducted five interviews with business managers of social enterprises to determine key factors that help scale up a business. Then through a web content analysis of 28 social enterprise websites in both the United States and Canada, best practices and themes were analyzed to determine best to scale up social enterprises.

About the Researcher

Alexander, Elizabeth, Constance and Justin were fourth year students who undertook a project for their final year Research and Data Analysis class in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University. This project was supervised by Professor Rachel Dodds

Contact Information

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575 Bay Street (entrance at 55 Dundas Street West)
Room: TRS 3-175, 9th floor Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C3

Mailing Address:
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3

Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research, Ryerson University