International Forum on Social Entrepreneurship: a research conference on social entrepreneurship in developing and transitional economies. May 26 -28, Hangzhou, China
Organized by ZhejiangUniversity, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford, and EntrepreneursSchool of Asia Co-sponsored by China NPO Network
In connection with The 5th International Conference on Strategic HRM and Entrepreneurship (25-28 May 2007) and The Chinese National Conference of Behavioural Sciences (25-26 May 2007) Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
The conference has three days of program:
Day 1 Practitioner sessions and bridging to the academic/research days
Day 2 Academic/research day
Day 3 Academic/research day, close with network session among academic audience and participants
The participants from the Chinese National Conference of Behavioral Sciences will also participate in the practitioners’ sessions on 26 May 2007
The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd BusinessSchool, University of Oxford
The Institute for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management, ZhejiangUniversity
Together the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the SaïdBusinessSchool, University of Oxford, and the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship at the School of Management at ZhejiangUniversity are issuing a call for papers for an important research conference next May.
The aim is to unpack the way social entrepreneurship plays out in transitional and developing countries.
As such, this conference offers three distinctive opportunities in addition to the occasion to listen to and discuss the presentation of discrete papers:
It has the potential to play an important role in evolving the research agenda for social entrepreneurship and influencing the emergence of this new field; Contributions are encouraged from scholars whose research interests are closely related to social entrepreneurship, may not have directly identified with the field to date but who are interested in formulating their research from this perspective; It also represents an excellent opportunity to meet a growing number of international scholars and increase levels of co-ordination.
Bursaries for travel will be available for confirmed speakers from developing and transitional economies and for Chinese scholars. Accommodation will be provided for all speakers.
The research conference is held in conjunction with a Forum on Social Entrepreneurship for practitioners, 26 May, 2007, led by the Entrepreneurs’ School of Asia and the China NPO Network.
Participants may also undertake site visits to local examples of social entrepreneurship.
Academics who do not wish to or are unable to present are also welcome to attend.
Expressions of interest
Scholars interested in presenting a paper at this conference will need to submit a CV with details of their research experience, details of two academic referees and an abstract of their paper by 15 January.
Full details are provided in the attachment. They may also be downloaded from our website at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/Skoll - choose ‘Research’ and then ‘Events’ from the navigation bar.