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Call for Papers: 2017 Asia Asset Management – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management

Asia Asset Management (AAM), in collaboration with the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School in Singapore, launched the Annual AAM-CAMRI Prize in Asset Management in 2015 to celebrate excellence in regional applied research. For more details on the Winning Paper of the 2016 AAM - CAMRI Prize (selected from close to 60 excellent applications from around the world), pleaseclick here.

This year, AAM and CAMRI are pleased to announce that CFA Institute has joined us as a partner in this Annual Prize. The 2017 Asia Asset Management – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management is worth US$15,000 and will be awarded to just one winning paper. We seek submissions on empirical or theoretical research which are judged to be original and break new ground in the thinking, practice, policies and issues affecting the Asian asset management industry. In light of the 2017 Pensions and ESG Forum’s theme, we especially welcome papers on pensions & retirement finance, household & consumer finance, and ESG.

Among the members of the prize's judging panel are: Professors David Reeb, Chair (CAMRI, NUS Business School); John Wei (HKUST); Takeshi Yamada (Australian National University); and Joseph Cherian (CAMRI, NUS Business School).

According to the rules of the prize, submitted papers should not have been published as of the submission closing date, and special consideration will be given to submissions that have been presented at major academic conferences or universities. Abstracts of submitted papers and the full winning paper will also be hosted on the CFA Institute’sAsia-Pacific Research Exchange website.

The closing date for submissions isMonday, July 31, 2017, and the winner will be notified by Friday, September 15, 2017. Papers, along with corresponding SSRN links, should be submitted via email

The 2017 AAM-CAMRI-CFA Institute Prize Award Ceremony will take place during the 2017 Pensions and ESG dinner on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Singapore. The author of the winning paper will also deliver a lunch presentation on their research to an audience of academics and senior practitioners at the 2017 Pensions and ESG Forum on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The winning author (or at least one author of a multi-authored submission) is expected to attend and present at these two events. Roundtrip airfare and two nights' lodging will be provided to the presenting author. An optional presentation tour to the Asia Pacific CFA Societies may also be arranged by the CFA Institute, with the agreement of the winner. If you have any questions on the AAM – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize, please

Asia Asset Management magazine is widely recognized as being the first trade journal in the Asia-Pacific region to cater to the needs of asset managers, pension funds and institutional investors.

CAMRI is a centre for the research, education, and practice of asset management based at the NUS Business School in Singapore.

Initiated and developed by CFA Institute, Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX) strives to enhance the knowledge and understanding of investment management issues through a platform based on contributions and engagements amongst practitioners and academics.



Journal for Comparative Policy Analysis International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum


Call for Papers



Comparing Third Sector Expansions


November 20-21, 2017,

Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)


Convener: Prof. John Casey,


Abstract Submissions Deadline to Convener: August 1, 2017 (300 words)

Notification of Accepted Proposals: August 15, 2017

Full Paper Submission and Registration: September 30, 2017


The expansion of a third sector, between the state and market, has been a key dynamic in almost all societies since the final decades of the 20th Century. Worldwide, different nomenclature is used to describe the sector and the organizations, including nonprofit, nongovernmental, civil society, philanthropic, voluntary, community, and social economy. Each of these terms nominally emphasize different attributes, but generally encompass a similar set of organizations that have a social mission and do not distribute profits to owners. The choice of preferred terms in any one polity appears to be more result of linguistic traditions than any strict attempts at normative and heuristic understanding of the boundaries of the sector.


National third sectors operating within countries are accompanied by a growing international and transnational third sector that gives organizational form and agency to collective interests that cross borders. The most prominent subset of international organizations are the global human rights, humanitarian aid, and development NGOs, but there is also an extensive network of organizations that focus on international dialogues on sports, culture, professions and on the creation of international standards in a wide range of fields.


The third sector has become more prominent in policy making, the promotion of civic action, and the delivery of new quasi-public services. Modern third sector organizations (perhaps better portrayed as late-modern or even post-modern) are markedly more secular and nonpartisan in their affiliations, more universalist in their service delivery and policy-making aspirations, and more professionalized and commercialized in their operations than earlier iterations rooted in religious charity, social movements, or grassroots collective and voluntary action.


This 15th JCPA and ICPA-Forum Workshop will focus on analyzing the dynamics that drive third sector policy and practice in a country, a region or worldwide. The authors are free to use any terms to describe the sector, according to the common usage in the countries that are the focus of the paper. Of particular interest are papers that focus on regions that have been less prominent in third sector scholarship, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, South East Asia, and countries with smaller populations. Also of interest are papers that examine how national differences impact on the operations of international third sector organizations (also known as international nongovernment organizations – INGOs).


Papers need not necessarily be comparisons among countries, but they must be informed by comparative studies by highlighting how the policies and practices of a country or countries relate to the broader global expansion of the third sector, and apply or develop comparative theories or methodologies.


Papers accepted are eligible for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis


Submit  Abstracts to Convener by August 1, 2017, Prof. John Casey


Note that up to 10 travel scholarships will be available to participants who can demonstrate financial hardship. The scholarships will cover up to $500 in travel and accommodation. Applications for the scholarships should be submitted after the acceptance of proposals.


For more details, see:


Tenth Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)

December 4-5, 2017 |  Jakarta, Indonesia
Hosted by Trisaki University


"Global Challenges and Sustainability in the Asia Pacific: The Role of the Third Sector"

Jakarta, 4-5 December 2017

Pullman Hotel Central Park

Hosted by CECT Trisakti University

Proposal Submission Deadline:  4 July 2017

The third sector is a well-established, diverse and growing component of most Asian and Pacific societies. Specifically, third sector organisations in some countries are forced to change their funding sources from purely donation-reliant to become more independent by undertaking social enterprise activities that generate income. Third Sector organisations are also required to act more professionally.  This enables them to collaborate with the private sector so that this becomes an alternate source of funding, for example, through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding.  

Research in the fields of third sector, social enterprise and CSR is ever expanding, particularly in countries that have undergone substantial transformations in their economies and governance. However, there are constant, often overwhelming, global challenges that confront the operation and success of the third sector in the contemporary world.  

This conference is an opportunity to showcase exciting new practice developments and research that seek to establish sustainable roles and cope with global challenges for third sector organizations in the many diverse countries that make up the region. We are very keen to see a wide range of papers that encompass applied research, practice research and theoretical advances and explorations in all aspects of this dynamic field.


ISTR Asia Pacific Conference Streams
Researchers are invited to submit papers under the following streams:

  • Sustainable Well-Being: Welfare, Education and Health and the Third Sector
  • Civil Society and Democratization
  • Social Enterprise
  • Philanthropy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Global Challenges to Third Sector Sustainability
  • Developing Southern Theory for Third Sector Studies
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Emerging Areas of Theory and Practice


PhD Seminar (2-3 December 2017)

Continuing a tradition now well established for the ISTR International Conferences, we are, for the first time, going to hold a PhD seminar for research students from the Asia Pacific Region. This is an excellent opportunity for research students to gain advice and broaden their research horizons with experienced academics from a diverse range of countries in the region and to build important networks with fellow research students.

The PhD Seminar will be held in Jakarta on 2-3 December 2017, at MM-CSR Trisakti University Campus, hosted by CECT Trisakti University.

The template for the PhD seminar can be downloaded at by clicking HERE.


Submission and Selection of Abstract

Proposals of Abstracts are welcomed for Conference and Panels (pre-arranged) of 3-4 papers are welcomed.

Format of Abstract:

  • All Abstract should:

o   indicate the problems or issues the research addresses and relating it to the literature

o   briefly outline the methodology used in the research

o   provide indication of main findings to date

o   include bibliographies

  • Abstracts should be between 500 to 800 words in length (excluding bibliography)
  • All abstracts should be prepared and written in English using the ABSTRACT Conference Paper or Panel Template SUBMISSION FORM (see below to download the forms)
  • Conference and Panels will be organised in parallel sessions 
  • Special Note on Panel Submissions A panel submission is a proposal for a coordinated set of papers (usually 3 or 4 in number) on a particular topic or issue. Please note that panel proposals require an abstract identifying and justifying the theme of the panel as well as a full abstract for each panel paper. Panel proposals that do not include full abstracts and author information for each paper will not be considered. The person submitting the panel proposal must be willing to act as the panel coordinator and ensure that all proposed paper presenters commit to attending the conference. Please note that papers which are part of a submitted panel cannot be submitted separately as an individual submission. If the submission is submitted twice by the same author it will be rejected
  • Submissions by practitioners, young scholars, and doctoral students engaged in research are very welcome 
  • All authors and presenters must formally register for the conference 
  • You must download the conference Paper or Panel ABSTRACT TEMPLATE SUBMISSION FORM. For the PAPER submission form, click HERE. For the PANEL submission form, click HERE  
  • All submissions meeting the requirements (paper, panel, or poster) will be subject to a blind review
  • Only proposals of sufficient research quality and that are relevant to the aforementioned conference themes will be accepted


Registration Fee

Registration fee will be $US200 (ISTR members); US$325 and US$250 (including one-year ISTR membership fee for middle/high income and low-income country institution/affiliation, respectively). The fee will include conference materials, lunch, and evening reception.

Information including accommodation and scholarships will be available on the conference website later. 


Any questions on abstract submissions for papers, panels, and posters, and any other information regarding the ISTR Tenth Asia-Pacific Regional Conference should be directed to 10th ISTR Asia Pacific Host:




Call for papers, Third Sector Review special issue, “Microfinance: A ‘Magic Bullet’ for Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment?”

In contemporary times microfinance is promoted by powerful organisations, such as the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank, as a cutting edge financial innovation that has the potential to meet specified development ends and goals, such as poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment. Indeed, the UN officially declared 2005 as the ‘International Year of Microfinance’. However, research on the impact of microfinance is often conflicting, with certain studies providing evidence of the empowering effects of microfinance, and other studies analysing its disempowering potentials. Such conflicting perspectives challenge the “magic bullet” notion of microfinance, and illustrate the richness of research in this field. In celebration of this diversity, this special issue calls for papers on financial inclusion and microfinance practices in the third sector from a range of different academic disciplines, and fields of practice in the region and beyond. We invite critically informed studies that examine microfinance both in the context of its empowering and disempowering prospects.

Questions that may be addressed include, but are not limited to:

·         Accounting and accountability tensions in microfinance organisations.

·         The role of microfinance in poverty alleviation and (dis)empowering women.

·         Issues in relation to management and governance in microfinance organisations.

·         Historical evaluations of the practice of microfinance.

·         Insights into undertaking research and research engagement within microfinance organisations.

·         Policy and regulatory issues in microfinance initiatives.

·         The roles of the third sector in fostering entrepreneurship.

·         Multifaceted cultural understandings of microfinance, including indigenous perspectives.


Articles may be framed around a particular type of microfinance practice or an organisation. We encourage both conceptual and empirical contributions, including comparative analyses, case study research, survey research and theoretical contributions. In light of TSR’s commitment to including voices from the field, we also invite contributions from practitioners.

This issue will be edited by guest editors Dr. Farzana Aman Tanima (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Dr. Nunung Nurul Hidayah (Aston Business School, United Kingdom).

A full article of up to 6,000 words should be forwarded to both and and be marked ‘TSR special issue’ by 15th October 2017. The special issue will be published in November 2018. For guidelines on contributions please visit

ABOUT THE JOURNAL: Third Sector Review is a refereed academic journal recognised by the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations in Australia (DEEWR) and listed in Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) listings. Considered to be the leading regional journal in the field, it publishes research addressing characteristics of the third sector or any aspect of its management, including governance, human resource management, the labour market, financial management, strategic management and managing change, community development, fund-raising, user rights, relations with government, legal issues, historical development, etc.



ISTR's 13th International Conference       
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10-13  JULY  2018



Democracy and Legitimacy:  The Role of the Third Sector in a Globalizing World


The focus of the 2018 conference

Conference organizers are keenly interested in a wide range of submissions, especially on topics related to democracy and legitimacy. In addition, ISTR is also interested in research which advances our understanding of theory, policy, and practice of third sector  organizations.  Overall, the 2018 Amsterdam conference offers a unique, and particularly valuable, venue for engaging with its very diverse membership of scholars to deepen our knowledge of these important issues:

·         Democracy and Civil Society Organizations

·         Challenges and Opportunities of Advocacy by NGOs and Nonprofits

·         Governance, Management, Adaptation and Sustainability of Third Sector Organizations

·         Hybridity, Legitimacy and the Third Sector

·         New Models of Philanthropy and Voluntarism

·         Active Citizenship and Activism

·         The Third Sector and Development

·         Social Innovation and the Third Sector

·         Research on Teaching Third Sector Studies

·         Emerging Areas of Theory and Practice

To read the full call, please click 



Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI)
Annual Program Statement (APS)
Request for Concept Papers
Promoting Best Practices and Information Sharing Among Civil Society Actors for
Advocacy and Policy Reform: Natural Resource Management and Concessions Sector

Funding Opportunity Title: Promoting Best Practices and Information Sharing Among Civil Society Actors for Advocacy and Policy Reform: Natural Resource Management and Concessions Sector
Announcement Type: Annual Program Statement (APS)

Funding Opportunity Number: LAVI-APS-003
Applicant: Non-governmental entities (including but not limited to civil society organizations, community-based organizations, universities, professional associations, faith-based groups, unions and trade associations, and private sector firms)

Grant Type: To be determined

Issuance Date: 9 January 2017

Questions: 15 January 2017 to USAID/LAVI Project Office or

Pre-Submission Meeting: 16 January 2017 at 9am-11am at iCampus, 150 Carey Street, Sniper Hill.

Confirm participation to prior to event.
Submission of First Round

Concept Notes: 1 February 2017 to USAID/LAVI Project Office or
USAID/LAVI Project Office

Address: 18th Street and Warner Avenue, Sinkor, Monrovia

APS Final Closing Date: 31 January 2018

To learn more, please click here.



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:




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

Public Administration Review


Edited by:

David B. Audretsch , Indiana University

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


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


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.



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: Question can be directed to:
We look forward to reviewing exciting submissions in the coming months




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