Social Economy Enterprise Type Honeycomb Network, Motor of Economic Growth in Local Romanian Communities

  • Florina-Valentina Nicolae Laboratorul de Solidaritate
Keywords: Collaborative community; collaborative economy; exploratory analysis, honeycomb network, social innovation.


In this work I will present a new model of organization for enterprises in the social economy, at the level of local communities.

The main purpose of the research was to find an answer to a simple question which became the research question: “humans are the only beings able to manage efficiently their socio-economic life, or does nature offer us better alternatives to the human model of management”? Looking around to the natural living systems for an answer of the question, I found some seemingly tiny creatures characterized by a great solidarity. The behavior’s rules of these creatures, strictly respected, appeared to be similar to the values promoted, in the human society by the social economy: solidarity, responsibility, communion of interests, autonomous management etc, reason for I was tempted to use their behavior as model for a new concept of social economy enterprises management.

The main working assumption of the scientific research, validated in the past published work-papers, was focused on a series of issues concerning the lack of knowledge of social economy and its representative organizations in Romania, as well as the major “gaps” regarding the approach of organizing social economy enterprises at the level of local Romanian communities. This context has facilitated to prefigure a new conceptual model of social economy enterprises, adapted to Romanian local communities but not necessarily limited to this geographical area: social economy enterprise, type honeycomb network. This original and innovative model, describe a socio-economic organization as a network of individuals and relationships that follows the pattern of fractal organization of the nature at all levels. Working methodology consists in content analyze of the scientific literature and social network analysis tool Ucinet6 and VisuaLyzer 2.2.


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How to Cite
Nicolae, F.-V. (2019). Social Economy Enterprise Type Honeycomb Network, Motor of Economic Growth in Local Romanian Communities. Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, 18(2), 93-103. Retrieved from