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Panel Chairs: John Bryson, University of Minnesota, US; Alessandro Sancino, The Open University, UK; Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, UK; Brad Jackson, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Jean Hartley, The Open University, UK; Jane Roberts, The Open University, UK; Richard Callahan, University of San Francisco, US


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The majority of people in the world live in urbanized areas where the quality of their lives and the resilience and sustainability of their communities depend heavily on leadership and strategic planning processes that take places and spaces into account. However, while the importance of places and spaces is often acknowledged, it rarely becomes a focal point for public management research. Instead, most research has focused mainly on organizations and inter-organizational collaboration (e.g., Bryson, Edwards, and Van Slyke, 2017) and  neglected the importance of places and spaces  – although there are some  notable exceptions (e.g., Budd and Sancino, 2016; Hambleton 2015) .

Places and spaces often fundamentally matter to people, perhaps now more than ever. They can be an important resource for collective identity, purpose, power and strategy. Furthermore, as recent phenomena highlight (e.g. the migrant crisis, climate change actions, Brexit and Trump voters’ differences among rural and urban areas), places (e.g. cities) and spaces (e.g. social networks) are also important in framing political, social and organizational action.

We take the view that place leadership (here intended as leadership in, of and for places) and strategic planning are two important components for dealing with current societal challenges (e.g. urban inequality, climate change, economic development) and should not be side lined by public management research.

This panel will bring together researchers with many complementary interests, including: regional, city and community leadership; rural initiatives; national, devolved and local government; collaborative governance; environmental planning and design; civic engagement; the co-creation and co-production of public services; leadership of place-based services such as policing, education and health; and smart and resilient cities.  


·         Collectively assess what has been achieved to date in examining the inter-relationship between places and/or spaces and leadership and strategic planning within the field of public management;

·         Investigate what kinds of values and goals and what roles do dialogue and deliberation play in allowing actors from different organizations, sectors, and communities to come together, and which kinds drive people apart;

·         Identify some of the key problems, limitations and challenges that this research has encountered and explore potentially fruitful new lines of research incorporating places and spaces.



Leslie Budd and Alessandro Sancino (2016) A Framework for city leadership in multilevel governance settings: the comparative contexts of Italy and the UK. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 3(1) pp. 129–145.

John M. Bryson, Lauren Hamilton Edwards, and David Van Slyke (2017) Getting Strategic About Strategic Planning Research. Public Management Review,

Robin Hambleton (2015) Leading the Inclusive City. Place-based innovation for a bounded planet. Bristol: Policy Press




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

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Call for Papers: Rethinking Cross-Sector Social Innovation

To read the full call, click here.

The Social Innovation and Change Initiative(SICI) will host its inaugural research conference Rethinking Cross-Sector Social Innovationat the Harvard Kennedy School, April 6-7, 2018.The aim of the conference is to reignite scholarly interest in the phenomenon of cross-sector work and build knowledge to inform decision making and policy. We are currently seeking abstract submissionsthat demonstrate how research on cross-sector work can both be scientifically rigorous and also provide contributions to practice. Areas of inquiry may include:

  • Enabling conditions for cross-sector work
  • Processes and structures underlying cross-sector work
  • Development of novel organizational forms to address social problems that transcend sectors
  • Performance and impact of cross-sector work
  • Role of policy making and struggles of implementing reforms at state and global-level
  • Other elements of cross-sector social innovation, more

We encourage methodological and theoretical diversity, including quantitative and qualitative studies, as well as studies that take a multi-level approach connecting organizational processes with the broader institutional environment.

This is a general announcement. To receive future updates, please join SICI's conference mailing list.

Abstract submission (approximately 500 words): November 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2018
Submission of full paper: March 15, 2018
Send questions, comments, and submissions to

Conference Organizers
Julie Battilana, Johanna Mair, Chris Marquis, and Christian Seelos
SICI Academic Leadership Team

About the
Social Innovation and Change Initiative

Launched in 2016, the Social Innovation and Change Initiative (SICI) is located within the Harvard Kennedy School, where the public, not-for-profit, for-profit and social enterprise sectors intersect in the pursuit of public good. Building on this cross-sector approach to social change, SICI's mission is to develop research, pedagogical content, and educational programs that help social innovators navigate the challenges of initiating and implementing social change. Please visit our website for additional information.




Call for Chapter Proposals for Teaching Nonprofit Management

The editors of Teaching Nonprofit Management invite chapter proposals from scholars,
faculty, and practitioners in the field of nonprofit management. This book is designed as a
guidebook for teaching nonprofit management at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The book can also serve as a supplemental textbook as it would cover the core curricular
areas identified by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).

This book, to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing, will cover the following
curricular topics - management of nonprofit organizations; history of philanthropy and
the nonprofit sector; ethics & accountability; nonprofit governance and leadership;
financial resources management; human resources management; marketing, advertising,
promotion, and communication; fundraising and resource development; assessment and
evaluation; and information technology & social media for nonprofits, and other topics as

Each chapter will have the following sections: conceptual discussion of the topic,
classroom exercises or case study for analysis, and discussion questions. These chapters,
of about 15-20 pages each, are to be prepared for instructional use in both physical and
virtual classrooms. The chapters must also distinguish between the differences of
teaching the topic at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The editors are looking for
innovative and high impact teaching strategies and techniques that will prepare future
nonprofit leaders in both hard management and soft professional skills.
If interested, please send your chapter proposals of no more than 500 words by
November 1, 2017. Proposals must include the following: name of nonprofit management
topic(s), a brief introductory discussion of the topic (including several resources and/or
reading citations used in teaching the topic), a brief explanation of pedagogical
approaches used in teaching the topic along with 1-2 sample exercises used in the
classroom and/or online, and at least three discussion questions. Please also provide
author name, title, affiliation, and contact information (not counted in the 500 words)
with each proposal.

Please send your questions to the Editors: Karabi Bezboruah, University of Texas at
Arlington (, and Heather Carpenter, Notre Dame of Maryland
University (

Chapter proposal deadline: November 1, 2017 to Karabi Bezboruah at
Decisions on proposals: November 15, 2017
Full chapters due: March 30, 2018

Each completed full chapter will be send out (blinded) to two peer reviewers.
Please forward this announcement to any friends or colleagues who may also be
interested in submitting a chapter proposal.



The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) calls for papers for a special issue on: “Social innovation in Social enterprises: What is going on?”. Florence Degavre, Ermanno Tortia and I are the guest editors. Deadline for submissions of full paper is 13 November 2017 and the publication of the special issue is intend for July 2018. For more information please visit:




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.



LAEMOS 22-24 March Buenos Aires  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 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?



·         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

·         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.

·         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.




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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