Issues in Social Enterprise Accounting: A "Detective" Exercise

How can the structure of accounting balance sheets and income statements help identify social enterprise organizations?
Sudhakar Balachandran  | Fall 2009
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Social enterprises often exhibit different financial characteristics based on how they operate. In this accounting case ten social enterprises, six not-for-profits and four for-profits, are presented. Students take on an accounting "detective" role by examining the accounting balance sheets and income statements of 10 unidentified enterprises and then matching the companies to their accounting structures.

Case ID: 090103

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