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JUNE 2017: 11th Workshop on the Challenges of Managing the Third Sector
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When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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11TH WORKSHOP ON THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING THE THIRD SECTOR
BELFAST, UK, JUNE 14-15, 2017

 

HOSTED BY

 

 


CHAIRPERSONS

 

Bernd HELMIG 
Department of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management
University of Mannheim, Germany

Marc JEGERS 
Department of Applied Economics
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Irvine LAPSLEY 
University of Edinburgh Business School, UK

 

LOCAL ORGANISER

 

Noel HYNDMAN
Centre for Not-for-profit and Public Sector Research, 
Queen’s University Belfast, UK

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Third Sector - broadly defined as the voluntary, charitable, co-operative, religious, health and educational organisations which sit outside the confines of the private (‘profit’) and public sectors - is facing a rapidly changing environment which challenges its efficient management and continuation. This research workshop seeks to examine current influences on the effective operation of these nonprofit organisations (NPOs). We are interested in high-quality research papers which address the managerial challenges facing this sector. The organisers are particularly interested in the results of managerial, economic and inter-disciplinary approaches.

This workshop will be of interest not only to researchers active in this area, but also to policy-makers, senior managers and practitioners from all disciplines.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The purpose of the workshop ‘The challenges of managing the third sector’ is to present and discuss in a stimulating academic environment high-quality research papers exploring contemporary challenges in managing all kinds of nonprofit organisations (NPOs).

Topics of potential interest include, but are not limited to:
•    Policy constraints on managing
•    Building and maintaining legitimacy and trust
•    Objectives, performance measurement and impact
•    Financial constraints and fundraising
•    Appropriate governance models
•    The dangers of mission drift
•    The role and managerial challenges of NPOs in transition countries
•    Ethical issues versus commercialisation of NPOs and commodification of their services 
•    The partnership between NPOs and business firms: sponsoring, strategic alliances and cause-related marketing
•    The partnership between NPOs and public organisations: joined-up planning and delivery in the transformation of public welfare
•    Social entrepreneurship and the emergence of social enterprises
•    Reason and consequences of the introduction of private sector managerial techniques
•    Engaging, organising and managing people in NPOs
•    The role of accounting and financial measures in NPOs
•    Vision, strategy making and strategising
•    Marketing management in NPOs
•    Inter-disciplinary approaches to interpret the challenges of the sector
•    Hybridity and atypical organisations such as social movements.

There are no particular paper requirements, but they should not be too long (preferably 8,000 words).
  

DEADLINES

 

Submission of full papers: 3 March 2017
Notification: as of 27 March 2017
Registration of authors: 30 April 2017

 To submit, visit http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1228

 

SPECIAL ISSUE

 

A selection of the best papers will be eligible for submission either to a special issue of the Accounting, Finance & Governance Review (editors Noel Hyndman, Bernd Helmig and Marc Jegers); or a book of readings (from a major publisher) on public policy towards NPOs (edited by Irvine Lapsley). Participants who are interested in the possibility of contributing a book chapter are invited to contactIrvine.Lapsley@ed.ac.uk before the workshop. More information will be offered during the workshop. 


PRACTICALITIES

VENUE
Queen’s University Management School
Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast
BT9 5EE
UK

 

Accommodation and things to do in the city: http://visitbelfast.com/things-to-do/member/visit-belfast-welcome-centre 

ONLINE REGISTRATION: coming soon.

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM 
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: cristina.setyar@eiasm.be

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