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DEADLINE - 28 FEBRUARY 2018

The EMES network and the centre Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark are co-organising the 3rd EMES-Polanyi International Seminar.

 

The Seminar will take place from 16th and 17th of April 2018. The title "Welfare societies in transition – Polanyi revisited through the lens of welfare state, social democracy and solidarity economy" draws attention to the focus of contributions sought: the role of civil society and citizen-driven initiatives in times of retreating mass oriented solidarity through public redistribution, new or desirable relationships between collective action and public institutions to address social inequalities, and the promotion of a new socio-economic paradigms that foster freedom and achieve the inclusion of diverse groups within the framework of the nation state.

The Seminar is structured around five thematic axes:

  1. Promoting institutional-reciprocal welfare linked to Polanyian terms of reciprocity and redistribution;
  2. Solidarity economy and commons managing public goods;
  3. Dialogue between public policy and civil society;
  4. People-centered social innovation and participatory governance; and
  5. Action research as a tool to facilitate and scale social mobilization.

Read the complete Call for Papers here. Deadline for abstract submission: 28th of February 2018.  

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DEADLINE - 28 FEBRUARY 2018

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050)

"Cooperative Longevity: Why are So Many Cooperatives So Successful?"

Despite popular misconceptions, cooperatives present a very successful organizational form worldwide. A recent study found that, in the U.S., for example, among the companies that have survived for over 100 years, more than 80 firms are cooperatives. This observation on cooperative longevity is not matched by a corresponding research effort on what makes cooperatives so successful. Most of the extant research seems to focus on intra-cooperative problems that posit significant challenges to cooperatives. This Special Issue of Sustainability aims at bridging the considerable gap between scholarly work and reality. By focusing on what makes cooperatives so successful for such a long period of time, this issue will shed light on key aspects of cooperative longevity. The insights thereby gained will be useful to students of cooperatives, practitioners, and policy makers.

We are primarily interested in the social science approaches to the study of cooperatives. The unit of analysis can be either the cooperative or the member. Theoretical, conceptual, and empirical papers are welcome as long as they do not make heroic assumptions. In terms of methodology, we do not discriminate against any scholarly approach.

Guest Editors:
Prof. Dr. Constantine Iliopoulos, Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Athens, Greece
Dr. Vladislav Valentinov, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Theodor-Lieser-Str. 2, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

Special issue information: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/cooperative_longevity

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DEADLINE - 15 MARCH 2018

The Chaire de Coopération Guy Bernier will host an international conference entitled “Market, Justice and the Cooperative as a Political Institution.” We invite contributions from researchers dealing with questions of ownership of the firm, governance and organizational values, and their implications for social justice, both from a normative and an empirical perspective. The conference will take place at the Université du Québec à Montréal, September 27-28, 2018. Abstracts must be submitted no later than March 15, see the link below for more information.

La Chaire de Coopération Guy Bernier organise un colloque international sur le Marché, la justice et la coopérative comme institution politique. Nous invitons à contribuer les chercheurs qui s’intéressent aux questions de propriété de l’entreprise, de gouvernance et de valeurs organisationnelles ainsi que leurs conséquences en matière de justice sociale, tant d’une perspective normative que théorique. Le colloque se tiendra à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, les 27-28 septembre 2018. Les résumés des communications doivent être soumis le 15 mars au plus tard, voir le lien ci-bas pour obtenir plus d’information.

All the information/ toute l’information : https://chaire-ccgb.uqam.ca/opportunites/175-colloque-international-marches-justice-et-la-cooperative-comme-institution-politique.html

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DEADLINE - 30-MARCH 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS 
10TH INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL INNOVATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITY HEIDELBERG 
SEPTEMBER 3-5, 2018

Social innovation has clearly gained momentum over the past decade, spurred notably by the growing interest in theory, practice and policy. Manifested in new ways of doing things, distinct social relations, changes in perceptions or novel solutions, social innovations are often presented as an alternative to business (profit-oriented) innovation to cope with societal challenges at hand. While major progress has been made in understanding social innovation trajectories, drivers and barriers, business models and institutions, significant work is still required to position the distinct (disciplinary) analytical, conceptual and theoretical contributions in the ‘classical’ innovation research. On the other hand, social innovation has largely been overlooked by the majority of innovation literature, with the mainstream of research traditionally focusing on technological innovation, or more generally, business innovation.

The tenth annual International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC 2018) strives to bridge the as yet largely unrelated research fields of social and business innovation and invites theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions drawing on different disciplines. Planned streams are:

  • Expanding Theory (Stream chair: N.N.)
  • Future Prospects for Social Innovation Measurement (Stream co-chairs: Georg Mildenberger and Judith Terstriep)
  • Critical Perspectives on Social Innovation (Stream co-chairs: Simone Teasdale, and Suzanne Grant)
  • Hybridity, Governance & Organising Social Innovation (Stream chairs: Bob Doherty and Roger Spear)
  • Financing Social Innovation & Social Investment (Stream chair: Alex Nichols)
  • New Ways of Planning & Policy Production (N.N.)
  • From Design Thinking to Design Doing in Social Innovation (Stream chair: Abby Lopes)
  • Social Innovation and Complexity Stream (Stream chairs: Sharon Zivkovic and Christine Woods) 
    Download call
  • Social Innovation & Sustainability (Stream chair: Rafael Ziegler)
  • Social Innovation & Food Insecurity (Stream co-chairs: Alex Murdock and Anne de Bruin)
  • Social Innovation & Forced Migration (N.N.)
  • Health & Wellbeing (Stream chair: Michael Roy)
  • Spatial Aspects of Social Innovation (N.N.)
  • Suggestions for further streams are welcome

 

http://www.isircconference2018.com/

 

KEY DATES

30 March 2018
Paper abstracts & panel proposals

25 May 2018
Decision of submission

10 August 2018
Full papers

GUIDELINES

All contributions must be submitted via the conference website.

A maximum of two proposals may be submitted per presenter.

Paper abstracts shall not exceed 400 words including references. They should articulate the research question(s) addressed, the conceptual/ theoretical perspectives informing the work, and where appropriate the methodology utilised as well as the papers contribution the conference themes.

Panel proposals shall not exceed 1000 words. They should include the panel purpose and its relationship to the nominated conference stream; details of (minimum) three and (maximum) four papers and paper presenters to be included in the panel; and the expected contribution of the panel.

CONTACT

Conference secretariat
info@isircconference2018.com

 

 

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DEADLINE - 1-MAY 2018

Call for Papers for a Symposium on: “Entrepreneurship in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors”

Public Administration Review

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1540-6210

 

Edited by:

David B. Audretsch , Indiana University

https://spea.indiana.edu/faculty-research/directory/profiles/faculty/full-time/audretsch-david.html

Donald S. Siegel, Arizona State University (as of 7/1/17)

http://www.albany.edu/business/Donald_Siegel.php

 

Siri Terjesen, American University; Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

http://www.american.edu/kogod/faculty/terjesen.cfm

 

Entrepreneurship is a topic of growing interest to academics and policymakers. Scholars in the field of public administration have been slower than academics in other fields (e.g., business administration and economics) to embrace the study of entrepreneurship. That is not surprising since entrepreneurial activity has traditionally focused on the private sector and the pursuit of profit.

However, in recent years, we have witnessed a substantial rise in entrepreneurial initiatives in the public and non-profit sectors. These initiatives involve numerous government and non-profit entities, including federal agencies, universities, foundations, and state and local governments. Entrepreneurship in the public and non-profit sectors has broader social goals than conventional forms of entrepreneurship, such as the more rapid commercialization and use of inventions and new technologies arising from federally-funded research, enhancement of regional economic development, sustainability and other environmental objectives, and remedying other market failures with innovative solutions. These new initiatives also have important implications for the “entrepreneurial” behavior of public sector managers (e.g., Lewis, 1980; Schneider and Teske, 1992) and thus, the vast literature in public administration and political science on public entrepreneurship (e.g., Ostrom 1964, 2005; Wagner, 1966; Osborne and Gaebler, 1993; McGinnis and Ostrom, 2012).  

The proposed symposium seeks to bring together papers that address these issues. Another key goal of the symposium is to foster stronger links among entrepreneurship researchers in a variety of social science disciplines (including the field of management) and public administration scholars.   

Some themes that papers in the proposed symposium might address are: 

•           Public entrepreneurship and public sector entrepreneurship (Bellone and Goerl, 1992; Moon, 1999; Bernier and Hafsi, 2007; Leyden and Link, 2015)

•           Public policies and programs to promote entrepreneurship. For example:

o   The Bayh-Dole Act (Aldridge and Audretsch, 2011; Berman, 2012)

o   The Small Business Innovation Research Program (Audretsch, Link, and Scott, 2002), and

o   The NSF I-Corps Program (Pellicane and Blaho, 2015)

•           Social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in the non-profit sector (Frumkin and Kim, 2001; Korosec and Berman, 2006; Waddock and Post, 1991; Terjesen, Bosma, and Stam, 2015; Schneider, 2017; Terjesen, 2017)

•           Academic/university entrepreneurship, including:

o   Technology transfer offices, and

o   Property-based institutions, such as incubators/accelerators and science/technology parks (Link, Siegel, and Wright, 2015; Siegel, Waldman, and Link, 2003; Yu, Stough, and Nijkamp, 2009)

•           The contribution of entrepreneurship to regional economic development (e.g., Decker, Haltiwanger, Jarmin, and Miranda, 2014)

 

The Symposium will incorporate regular PAR features, including Theory to Practice, Research Synthesis, Public Administration and the Disciplines, Book Reviews, Perspectives and Commentary.

 

The Review Process and Tentative Timetable 

The following is a tentative schedule for the proposed symposium: 

•           Submission of papers: May 2018

•           First Round Completed Reviews of submitted papers: August 2018

•          Developmental workshop at the National Academy of Sciences in  Washington, D.C. September 2018

•           Submission of final papers: January-March 2019

 

Note that there will be a special developmental workshop for highly promising papers under review, which will be held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

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DEADLINE - 30 SEPTEMBER 2018

LAEMOS 22-24 March Buenos Aires https://www.laemos2018.com/sub-themes-04  the deadline for submitting 1000 words abstracts is 30th September 2018

Organizations contesting borders: Global refugees, Dispossession and Solidarity

 

Call for papers

 

Forced migration is not a new phenomenon. The geographically dispossessed and politically disenfranchised are often met with rejection and indifference on the part of those who could help (Stonebridge, 2016). Yet, in many cases networks of volunteers and local communities join forces to address the most urgent needs of the newly arrived refugees (Fotaki, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aP_Ug11La4) For some, these initiatives embody the universal values of humanitarianism and international citizenship and reject the state's claim to a monopoly of concern and care, in the face of what is perceived as manifest incapacity or negligence (Foucault, 1979). Others have rejected these constituents as 'the short lived carnivalesque explosions of solidarity and care that are triggered by media images of successive spectacular tragedies in the migrants unending saga' (Bauman, 2016: 80).

 

The issues of refugee and migrants' protection are linked to the financial crisis and the neoliberal forms of governance (Fotaki and Prasad, 2015) characterized by growing transnational expulsions (Sassen, 2013). Both are bound to have an impact on both the state's and the populations' responses within and outside their national state boundaries. This has, for instance, led to a decreasing solidarity with uprooted people and a higher exploitability of migrants in conditions of deregulatory globalization and crisis (Cholewinski and Taran, 2009). Often the economic threat is collapsed with security threats (Long, 2012) that leads to a further and an even more aggressive reaffirmation of national borders. At the same time, there are diverse organizational and activist initiatives aiming to address the most urgent needs of the newly arrived refugees while resisting the notion of securitization. 

 

The purpose of this sub-theme is to draw on various experiences from transnational settings to discuss such solidarity initiatives emerging in conditions of economic crisis—with a particular focus on contexts of dispossession and expulsion of different groups of local populations. This sub-theme seeks to specifically engage with organization management theoretical perspectives to analyse various pertinent questions. The idea is to approach the topic from a transdisciplinary perspective while involving activists and academics working in different sites and contexts. We invite contributions that consider the organizational implications of borders/enclosures aiming to prevent the entry for various intruders/police borders and different categories of migrants, undesirables, seasonal 'illegal' workers, mixed migrants forced migrants and refugees.  The overarching questions of the sub-theme are:

·         How the idea of refugees and migrants as threat that needs to be contained at the outer boarder of Western geopolitical contexts (e.g., the European Union, the USA, Australia) functions performatively for volunteers, activists and local communities?

·         How such developments shape (and perhaps limit) transnational solidarity responses towards these groups across redefined boarder/spaces?

·          What are the means of resisting and reimagining solidarity in the neoliberal wastelands?    

 

Specifically, we invite contributions on the following topics but do not limit the potential research or activist interventions:

·         What is the role of activist organizations in assisting the cross-border movements?

·         What is the impact of supranational organizations such as bilateral charities and international volunteers on local communities and what are the areas of potential conflict or collaborations?

·         Gender dimension of the refugee movements and migration: practical & ethical challenges and implications

·         Human trafficking and nefarious forms of cross-border trade

·         How discourses of 'the Other' are produced and what is the role of the media in re-producing such discourses?

 

References

·         Bauman, Z. (2016) Strangers at Our Door. Cambridge: Polity Press.

·         Cholewinski, R. and Taran, P. (2009) 'Migration, Governance and Human Rights', Refugee Review Quarterly 28(4): 1-33.

·         Fotaki, M. (2017) TEDx Talk Turning Fear to Purpose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aP_Ug11La4

·         Fotaki, M. and Prasad, A. (2015) 'Questioning neoliberal capitalism and economic inequality in business schools. Academy of Management Learning & Education 14(4): 556-575.

·         Foucault, M. (1979) Michel Foucault on Refugees – A Previously Untranslated Interview From 1979. http://progressivegeographies.com/2015/09/29/michel-foucault-on-refugees-a-previously-untranslated-interview-from-1979/

·         Long, K. (2012) 'In Search of Sanctuary: Border Closures, "Safe" Zones, and Refugee Protection', Journal of Refugee Studies 26(3): 458-476.

·         Sassen, S. (2013) Expulsions. Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

·         Stonebridge, L. (2016) Placeless People: Rights, Writing and Refugees. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

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DEADLINE - ROLLING

Call for Submissions
 
Philanthropy & Education is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the inaugural November 2016 publication. The journal is sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University and published by Indiana University Press.
 
The journal’s mission is to promote scholarship and inform practice around philanthropy, which is broadly defined as including, but not limited to: fundraising, volunteerism, civic engagement, alumni relations, corporate social responsibility, prosocial behavior development, and the professionalization of the field of practice. Thus, Philanthropy & Education seeks to publish empirical and scholarly studies that are accessible to practitioners with clear implication for implementation.
 
The Editorial Board will welcome papers from all aspects of education (K-20+), both domestically and internationally, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, history, law, management, political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, social work, and sociology. To further the journal's mission, Philanthropy & Education encourages submissions from scholar-practitioners, particularly those who have recently completed their dissertations.
 
More information about Philanthropy & Education, as well as detailed submission guidelines and instructions, can be found here: http://iupress.indiana.edu/journals/ped/. Question can be directed to: philanedu@tc.columbia.edu.
 
We look forward to reviewing exciting submissions in the coming months

 

 

 

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