Eric Bidet is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business Administration of Le Mans University (France) where he is directing the Master and the Chair of Social and Solidarity Economy. He obtained a PhD of Sociology from University of Paris X in 2001. His main research interests include social and solidarity economy, social enterprise, cooperatives, and co-production of welfare services in a comparative perspective between Europe and Asia. Eric is also a member of the RECMA Editorial Board and has been co-chairing ADDES, an association for the development of data on social economy, since 2019.

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