Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Accounting and Finance Journal Articles
Title: Moving on from Scaling Up: Further Progress in Developing Social Impact Measurement in the Third Sector
Author(s): Dey, Colin
Gibbon, Jane
Contact Email:
Issue Date: 2017
Date Deposited: 10-Mar-2017
Citation: Dey C & Gibbon J (2017) Moving on from Scaling Up: Further Progress in Developing Social Impact Measurement in the Third Sector. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 37 (1), pp. 66-72.
Abstract: In 2011, we published an article inSEAJ[Gibbon, J., and C. Dey. 2011. “Developments in Social Impact Measurement in the Third Sector: Scaling Up or Dumbing Down?”Social and Environmental Accountability Journal31 (1): 63–72] that explored various issues surrounding the measurement of social impact in Third Sector Organisations. In the little over five years since it was published, we have been surprised to discover that our article has emerged as one ofSEAJ’s most cited (and downloaded) publications. This prompted us to take a closer look at where our paper was being cited and obtain further insight as to why and how the paper has been used across a variety of fields, within both theoretical and empirical studies, by both academics and practitioners. Relevant to both researchers and practitioners, our review provides a useful snapshot that brings together a broad literature to explore how and where social impact measurement for social enterprise and values-based organisations is developing.
DOI Link: 10.1080/0969160X.2017.1285712
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Social and Environmental Accountability Journal on 06 Feb 2017, available online:

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Dey and Gibbon SEAJ pre-publication version.pdfFulltext - Accepted Version158.27 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.