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The Academy of Management (AoM) meetings provide a unique opportunity to gather as public and non-profit management scholars and to connect with thousands of scholars from the broader discipline of management. The 2018 theme for the AoM annual meeting in Chicago from August 10-14, 2018 is “Improving Lives.” This theme provides an important opportunity for the Public and Nonprofit Division to showcase our distinctive contributions to the broader world of management.

I am writing to invite you to submit a proposal for a professional development workshop that would strengthen scholars’ professional skills. We are particularly interested in workshops that improve scholars’ efforts in any of the following:

·       Developing research measures and methodologies for assessing social welfare and/or public value

·       Creating high-quality, community-engaged action research initiatives

·       Teaching through community-engaged methodologies that create social welfare and/or public value

·       Developing theory regarding the connections between management and individual and social welfare

·       Incorporating and empowering the voices of the underprivileged in policy, research, and organizational practice

We will give special consideration to proposals that:

·       Encourage discussion or debate with colleagues who study primarily for-profit organizations

·       Focus on publication opportunities outside the public and nonprofit specialist journals

·       Promote collaboration with scholars or other interest groups that have not traditionally focused on the public and nonprofit sectors.

·       Showcase and promote skillsets, perspectives, or approaches developed by public and nonprofit scholars but applicable to the broader Academy audience

The aforementioned preferences notwithstanding, we will duly consider all proposals that seek to enhance the professional development of public and non-profit division members.


The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). This is a firm deadline. Please consider submitting a proposal for a professional development workshop. The call for Public and Nonprofit Division professional development workshop submissions is available here:


Please also consider submitting a paper or panel for the conference. This year’s theme makes this an opportune time to connect with other management scholars who are interested in public and non-profit research. The call for Public and Nonprofit Division paper and panel submissions is available here:


To submit your proposals, please visit the AoM submission website here:





Nonprofits and the Social Economy: Gathering Diversities

Eleventh Annual Conference & Celebration

May 30 – June 1, 2018

University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 12, 2018


ANSER/ARES is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its eleventh annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, students, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research and practice. Join us for what promises to be an engaging and provocative conference.

The conference is an opportunity to welcome and explore the power of ideas to connect people and communities, encourage discussions and debates and to create knowledge and change. Within this context, nonprofits and other social economy organizations are well poised to lead these discussions.


We invite you to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussions that fit into any of the following areas, broadly defined:

  • Nonprofits and the Social Economy
  • Co-operatives and Credit Unions
  • Social Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurship, & Social Innovation
  • Community Economic Development & Community Organizing
  • Volunteering & Citizen Engagement
  • Collaborations, Partnerships & Mergers
  • Communication, Networking & Social Media
  • Finance, Governance & Management
  • Research Methodologies & Community-University Research Partnerships
  • Public Policy & Government Relations
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • From Research to Practice


We also accept proposals of wider relevance, which may not fit the categories listed above. We are particularly interested in papers, panels and roundtables involving collaboration between academics and practitioners.

More information is available from the ANSER/ARES website ( The Congress website ( also includes information on accommodation, discounts for travel, and local information.

For more information, you can email us at or check the ANSER/ARES conference website and follow @ANSERARES and #anser2018 on Twitter for updates about keynote speakers, plenary panels, banquet details and the other exciting events we have organized for your visit.



We are pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference, hosted by the departments of Public Management and Sociology at Brigham Young University. This year’s data conference will feature several types of presentations, panels, and workshops, each focused on improving qualitative and quantitative data-driven research methodologies in nonprofit scholarship. Proposal types are described below.


Submissions are due by January 26, 2018.
All proposal submissions require an abstract of up to 500 words.
Applicants may submit multiple proposals.


1.       Research presentation proposals. Traditional nonprofit research proposals will be accepted for presentation at the conference, though papers will be selected based primarily on the quality and novelty of the data and methodologies they employ. While data and methods will be the focus of these presentations, we welcome papers that employ novel data and methods, not only papers that are exclusively about methods. A broad range of methods, substantive topics, and research stages are invited.

2.       Research panel proposals. Panel proposals should include a description of the panel, including a list of panel presenters and the titles of their presentations.

3.       Nonprofit data collaboration proposals. One advantage of meeting as a large group of data-savvy nonprofit researchers is the opportunity to form meaningful collaborations. We welcome proposals for presentation of large-scale, inter-collegiate research efforts. The authors of selected proposals will have time during the conference to “pitch” their projects to potential collaborators.

4.       Methodology workshop proposals. We welcome methodology workshop proposals for teaching and discussion of new methods or methodologies that are in less common use among nonprofit scholars.


The submission form can be found at:


For more information about the conference and the conference venue (or to view the call for proposals online), please visit the conference website at:

We look forward to seeing you in Utah!
Eva Witesman, Romney Institute of Public Management, BYU
Robert Christensen, Romney Institute of Public Management, BYU
Curtis Child, Department of Sociology, BYU

For questions about the current conference please contact




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:



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 :



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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