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SEPTEMBER 2012 - 4th ISIRC Conference
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9/12/2012 to 9/14/2012
When: 9/12/2012

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Third Sector Research Centre

University of Birmingham 

12-14 September 2012 

Each year ISIRC brings together the international academic community focusing on social entrepreneurship, enterprise and innovation.

 Call for Papers and Panels

 Abstract submissions for single papers should be no longer than one page or c. 500 words. Abstracts indicating the conference stream they should be considered for should be sent directly to the Conference Organiser, Simon Teasdale (

Abstract submissions for panel sessions should include a 300 word proposal for a co-ordinated set of papers on a particular theme. Abstracts should identify and justify the panel theme, and a full abstract for each panel paper should also be included.  Panel abstracts should be sent directly to the Conference Organiser, Simon Teasdale ( 

Single paper and Panel Abstract submissions are required by April 20th 2012. Acceptance will be confirmed by May 21st 2012. Full papers are required by August 24th 2012. Full papers should be no longer than 9,000 words and should be sent directly to the conference organiser. 

Selected papers will be fast-tracked for publication in: The Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Journal. 

Conference Streams: 

The politics of social innovation

Governance and stakeholder relationships Towards a critical understanding of social entrepreneurship Starting and scaling up social ventures Impact and performance Public services and innovation Open track: (Other papers relating to social entrepreneurship, enterprise and innovation) 

In partnership with: 

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology Centre for Government and Charity Management, London South Bank University Co-operatives Research Unit, The Open University Institute for Business Ethics, University of St Gallen Liverpool Hope University Third Sector Research Centre and CEEDR, Middlesex University University of Northampton

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