New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association has been pursuing its Social Enterprise Initiative since 1994, employment and training opportunities for former mental patients in Hong Kong to create. 18 social enterprises have been launched, including a supply of organic food with a farm, two restaurants and five shops from mid-2008. Despite success in their social mission, social enterprises are only partially carry themselves. The management and the challenges of increasing … Read more »

New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association has been pursuing its Social Enterprise Initiative since 1994, employment and training opportunities for former mental patients in Hong Kong to create. 18 social enterprises have been launched, including a supply of organic food with a farm, two restaurants and five shops from mid-2008. Despite success in their social mission, social enterprises are only partially carry themselves. The management and the challenges of the increasing complexity of business, keen competition and stricter government regulations on food safety. Ability to New Life, to tackle these problems is the fact that the majority of managers in social work or other non-business backgrounds restricted. To expand its business and to achieve self sustainability, it is imperative for the organization to rethink their management and human resources strategies and find ways to improve the financial performance of social enterprises.
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Gilbert Wong,
Saimond Ip
Penelope Chan
Source: University of Hong Kong
24 pages.
Release Date: 3 July 2009. Prod #: HKU871-PDF-ENG
New Life: Scaling Up Social Enterprise Start-Ups HBR case solution

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