Asia Pacific 2019 Abstracts
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Below are abstracts of of Panels and Papers that will be presented at our Asia Pacific Conference in Bangkok in July.


PANEL Abstracts to be presented

ISTR Board Panel - Regulator Impositions on the Third Sector: International Perspectives

Chair, Ruth Phillips, ISTR President

  • NGO Regulatory Backlash? A Cross-National Examination of State Motives for NGO Regulation, Elizabeth Bloodgood and Joannie Tremblay-Boire
  • What can we expect of charity regulators? Charity scandals, declining public trust and confidence … and regulator accountability, Carolyn Cordery
  • Riding the Regulatory Wave: Reflections on recent explorations of the statutory and non-statutory non-profit regulatory cycles in 16 jurisdictions, Oonagh B. Breen
  • The Shifts in the Regulatory Regime of State and Civil Society Organizations Partnerships in Brazil, Mario Aquino Alves & Natasha Caccia Schmitt Salinas
  • State Control on INGO in China, Kin-man CHAN


China's New Framework for Regulating and Controlling Overseas NGOs and Foundations:  Perspectives from China, Europe and North America on Two Years of Experience under the Overseas NGO Law

  • Political, Legal and Administrative Intention: How the Chinese Overseas NGO Law Works, Xijin Jia
  • Restraining, Replacing, Reorienting? An Institutionalist Perspective on China's Changing Approach to Overseas NGOs, Bertram Lang
  • Two Years of the Implementation of the Overseas NGO Framework:  A View from China, Han Junkui
  • Two Years of the New Chinese Framework for Overseas NGOs and Foundations:  A View from North America, Mark Sidel


Highlights about Social Enterprise in a few Asian countries

  • A General Overview about Social Enterprise in Asia, Eric Bidet & Jacques Defourny
  • A Development Model and Typology of Social Enterprise in Thailand, Prapin Nuchpiam
  • Dependent Interdependence: Government/Non-profit Relationship in Human Services in China, Yuanfeng Zhang
  • Social Enterprises and Agricultural Value Chains in Southeast Asia, Lisa Dacanay


Migrant Workers in Taiwan: Public Policy and Civil Society

  • Board Games and Migrant Workers: A Case Study of the 1095 Culture Studio in the Promotion of Civic Subject concerning Multicultural Education, Annie Kuan  and Yu-Yuan Kuan
  • Reconfiguring Overseas Filipino Community in Taiwan:  Migrant workers'  Beauty Pageants in the Era of Social Media, Yi-Yu Lai
  • Taiwanese In-Job Training Policy for Enhancing the Migrant Care Workers' Capacity- An Analysis focusing on the Program of  'Empowering Migrant Care Workers' Enforced by Taichung City Government, Annie Kuan  and Chen-Fen Chen


Panel of the persons affected by leprosy: Roles of civil society to establish regulatory regimes to widely recognize leprosy as human rights issues

Interpreters: Uday Thakar, India;  Doddy Tumanduk, Indonesia

  • Medical and Social Aspects of Leprosy, Arturo Cunanan, Jr., The Philippines
  • Roles of civil society to establish regulatory regimes to widely recognize leprosy as human rights issue, Takahiro Nanri, Japan       
  • Strengthening Participation of People Affected by Leprosy in Leprosy Services (SPP)/The CLAP (Coalition of Leprosy Advocate in the Philippines) Experience, Jennifer Quimno, The Philippines
  • The development of the concept of active participation from the community and government to empowering young people affected by leprosy. Program study in Gowa district-South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, Paulus Manek, Indonesia        
  • Community led Advocacy Approach Vis a Vis Access to Welfare Services/Schemes – Experiences of Association of People Affected by Leprosy (APAL) India, Vagavathali Narsappa, India


The Third Sector Environment and Regulatory Change in the Asia Pacific Region
(Closing Plenary)

Chair: Mark Sidel

  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Diep, Team Leader/Civil Society, British Council (Hanoi) (speaking on Vietnam)
  • Professor (Ms.) Jia Xijin, Institute of Philanthropy, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University (Beijing) (speaking on China)
  • Professor (Ms.) Ingrid Srinath, Director, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University (Delhi) (speaking on India and South Asia)
  • Professor (Ms.) Juree Vichit-Vadakan, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA, Bangkok) (speaking on Thailand) (TBC)
  • David Moore, Vice President for Legal Affairs, ICNL (speaking comparatively on other regions)
  • Mark Sidel, University of Wisconsin-Madison and ICNL (speaking briefly on the ICNL Civil Society Regulation in Asia report that will be launched at this plenary)


PAPER Abstracts to be presented


A cursory review of social enterprise activities in Iran's third-sector ecosystem- Changes and challenges of regulatory governance

Mohammad Reza Alipour, Iran


A Historical Review of the Antecedents of Functional Differentiation among Non-Profit Intermediate Support Organizations in the Context of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Hideyuki Sasaki, Japan; Shun Nakazawa, Japan; Yuya Yoshida, Japan; Yu Takahashi, Japan


A Spatial Analysis of Social Enterprise Agglomeration in South Korea: At the Interstice of Policy, Community, and Market

Casper Claassen, Germany; Johanna Mair, Germany/USA; Junki Kim, South Korea


Advocacy Coalitions and Regulatory Changes in the Development of the Social Economy in South Korea

Sang Hun Lim, South Korea; Dong-Myeon Shin, South Korea


An Empirical Study on the Role of Residents: Social Networks Acting to Resist Post-Disaster Recovery Disparities

Yasuo Kawawaki, Japan


Are disaster volunteers insufficient? - An analysis of flood disaster area volunteer acceptance in Japan

Masanari Sakurai, Japan


Assessing the Social Impact of a Singaporean Social Enterprise Through the Lenses of Theory of Change and Social Return on Investment

Albert Teo, Hong Kong


Bridging Government and Civil Society: The Concerned Citizens of ABRA for Good Governance

Danpaul Santos, Philippines


Centralisation and its Discontents: Coordinating or Controlling Voluntary Sector Social Service Providers in Singapore?

Justin Lee, Singapore


Civil Society- A Social System as an Agent for Democracy

Marion Totter, Austria; Ruth Simsa, Austria


Civil Societies in Listening to Unheard Voices: BMP and Empowerment of Women Through Social Capital in Bangladesh

Salma Akhter, Bangladesh


Communicating to Bring Back the Donors: Case of a Nonprofit in Japan

Aya Okada, Japan and Masahiro Yamamoto, Japan


Contending representative claims and leadership role in CSOs in Jharkhand, India

Yogesh Mishra, India; Nandini Deo, USA; Margit van Wessel,  The Netherlands  


Corporate Social Responsibilities in Bank: An Analysis on Commercial Banks in Bangladesh

Mokbul Ahmad, Thailand


Cross-sector partnership for community development after disaster: from social entrepreneur and social capital perspectives

Yuko Nishide, Japan; Junro Nishide, Japan


Do NGO Restrictions Work? State and Environmental Civil Society in China and Russia

Fengshi Wu, Australia; Ellie Martus, Australia


Dredge or Facilitate? Understanding the Impact of Environmental NGO on Environmental Petition

Qihai Cai, Hong Kong; Chenyang He, Hong Kong


Enhancing participation in global governance: Transnational governance, FATF and civil society

Susan Appe, USA


Estimating Philanthropic Capital in India

Misha Sharma, India


Examining Coproduction in a Sustainable Development Project: Do Community Action Groups Matter?

Maria Faina Diola, Philippines; Charlie Rivas, Jr., Philippines


Examining credit union accountability to government in a lightly-regulated context 

Belinda Luke, Australia; Marwan Sumarwan, Australia; Craig Furneaux, Australia


Exploring relationships between government and non-government support service delivery in the post-trafficking context in Thailand

Jessica Gillies, Australia


Exploration of the impact of microfinance on Returned Irregular Migrants from Cambodia

Ruth Phillips, Australia; Deanna Davy, Thailand; Geri Mason, USA


Federal Democracy: Problem and Prospects in Perspective of Nepal

Parbatkumar Rai, Nepal


Filipino residents' experience of supporting labor migrants to Japan in times of change

Momoyo Mitsuno, Japan


From Service to Advocacy: Integrated Approach on the Promotion of Migrant Domestic Workers Right.

Kai-li Lee, Taiwan


Gender equality and women empowerment through water-economy

Dilli Prasai, Nepal


Giving Journeys

Alexandra Williamson, Australia; Belinda Luke, Australia


Good Governance? the Passage of the Foundations Act: Challenges for the Foundations and nonprofit organizations in Taiwan

Ssu Ming Chang, Taiwan


Harmonization Efforts in Promoting Community Resilience through Social Enterprises: Experiences from Small Island Communities in the Philippines 

Dhino Geges, Japan


How succession can be successful?: Latest literature review toward sustainable nonprofit organizations

Takako Nakajima, Japan


How to Enhance Green Co-innovation Performance?

Ching-Hsun Chang, Taiwan; Yu-Shan Chen, Taiwan


Income Inequality reduction: the role of state and third sector in India

V. J. Byra Reddy, India; Veena K N, India


Household Food Insecurity in Grandparent-Headed Households Who Have Been Impacted by HIV/AIDS in Vietnam: Exploring the Effectiveness of Empathy Clubs 

Lesley Harris, USA


Income Inequality reduction: the role of state and third sector in India

Veena K. N., India


INGOs Unwelcomed: cutting off the international civil society linkage by immigration control.

Anita Venanzi, Hong Kong and Vincent Chong, Hong Kong


Investigation of volunteer recruitment for environmental activities and use of ICT for it

Yasunobu Maeda, Japan; Yasuhumi Mori, Japan; Toshihisa Asano, Japan; Hiromasa Inuduka, Japan


Is hope still with our children? The NGOs in confronting a younger criminally responsible population in the Philippines

Noe John Joseph Sacramento, Philippines


Killing Three Birds with One Stone: Does the POS Promote China's Public Administration toward NPM/NPG Paradigm?

Yuanfeng Zhang, China; Lijiang Zhao, China


Land-Based Finance, Human Right Deprivation, and Third Sector in Taiwan

Grace Li Min Liao, Taiwan


Land Use Planning, Human Right Deprivation, and Third Sector in Taiwan

Shih-Jung Hsu, Taiwan


Managing the tension between economic purpose and social purpose

Yuichi Goto, Japan and Keiko Yokoyama, Japan


Mapping the Malaysian Third Sector: Uncovering its Shape, Size and Scope

Nur Azam Perai, United Kingdom


Marketing Capabilities and Firm Performance: The Moderating Role of Market Turbulence

Erica Lee, Hong Kong and Ho Lee, Hong Kong


Mind the Gap. Unexplored perspectives of corporate interference in the volunteering sector

Anita Venanzi,  Hong Kong


Multi-pronged Interventions to empower street vendors in Bengaluru

Veena K. N., India and Shashidhar Chanappa, India


Navigating the diversities: complementarity in Civil Society Organizations collaboration in Disaster Risk Reduction in Indian context

Farhat Naz, The Netherlands


Outcomes and challenges of personnel support policies in disaster-affected areas: the case studies of Taiwan and Japan

Shun Nakazawa, Japan; Hideyuki Sasaki, Japan; Yuya Yoshida, Japan; Yu Takahashi, Japan


Ownership Forms and Public Policy in Taiwan

Helen K, Liu, Taiwan


Partners, Leaders, or Beneficiaries? Understanding Constituent Engagement as it relates to Non-profit Governance and Accountability

Dana Doan, USA


Party's Advance and Administration's Retreat: The Politics of the Ruling Party, the Government and Associations in China

Yongdong Shen, China and Jiangxing Yu, China


Perceived Effectiveness of alternative teacher preparation programs: a case study of Teach for Thailand

Ngo Le Bao Tran,Thailand, and Dipendra K.C., Thailand 


Philanthropy beyond conflict: Syrian diaspora in Malaysia

Shaza Aldairany,Malaysia; Rosmini Omar, Malaysia


Philanthropic Foundation Funding for Women: A Pilot Study in the Western Region of the U.S.

Hyunrang Han, South Korea; Lili Wang, USA


Relationship Between the Subjective Sense of Happiness of Disaster Recovery Workers and Their Workplace Environment: Targeting NPO Employees

Hiroaki Yabe, Japan


Rethinking civil society's normative power

Fengshi Wu, Australia


Retreading of NGOs required to manage increasing Regulatory Pressure and Resource Insecurity

Lalit Kumar, India


Shifting Sands of dormant accounts policy for public interest activities in Japan: global trend and Japanese culture

Masa Deguchi, Japan


Social Accounting for Non-Profit Social Organizations in Japan

Mariko Kunumi, Japan


Social Enterprises And Sustainable Rural Healthcare:  A Study In India

Rashmi Urs, India


Social Enterprises in Australia: What are the legal and practical challenges to their operation?

Fiona Martin, Australia


Social Enterprises In The Philippines:  Towards Institutionalization And Development

Justine Orduna, Philippines; Kristina C. Mina, Glenda T. Reyes, Don S. Francisco,  & Kim Joseph M. Medina


Social Enterprises in Promoting Health and Well-being: An Exploratory Study

Liang Shang, Hong Kong; Yanto Chandra, Hong Kong


Social Innovation and Social Enterprise: What Can the Taiwanese Cases Tell Us?

Yu-Yuan Kuan, Taiwan


Social Innovators: A New promoter in Social Governance

Jenny Shi, China; Qing MIAO, China


Solving Water Inaccessibility through Individual Purchases: An Analysis of Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns between 2005 and 2018

Elaine Xu, Australia


Spatial Heterogeneity in the founding patterns of NGOs

Dipendra, K.C, Thailand; Serdar S. Durmusoglu, Thailand


State and Civil Society Relations in India:  Deft Shove and Push Maneuvers Enable Reimagining of What CSOs can be

Rita Manchanda, India


State-Driven Nonprofit Self-Regulation:  The Emergence of Self-Regulatory Mandates in China

Mark Sidel, USA


State-owned Enterprise as a Policy Tool for CSR and Social Value? : From Implications of CSR and social value of state-owned enterprises in South Korea

Jo-Eun Seok, South Korea


Success in micro-enterprise development: Sustainable models versus sustainable outcomes

Vien Chu, Australia; Belinda Luke, Australia


Survival in the Changing and Challenging Cultural, Institutional, and Professional Contexts in China: Narratives of Social Workers at NPOs

Yangyong Zhang, China


Sustainable Resource Management: A study of Agricultural and Food Cooperatives in Asia Pacific Region

Parameshwari Prakash, India


The activities and financial sustainability of the Japanese nonprofit organizations in underpopulated areas

Koichi Nakao, Japan


The Effects of Trust on Giving and Volunteering in Japan and East Asia

Naoto Yamauchi, Japan; Yukari Osaka, Japan


The Encroachment of Business? A Comparative Study of the B Corp Movement in Asia

Ling Han, Singapore; Chengpang Lee, Singapore


The Growing Trend of Faked NPOs Related to Taiwan's Urban Renewal

Chang-Kai Wang, Taiwan


The Role of Civil Society in Environmental Protection in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Thermal Power Plants

Marzina Begum, Bangladesh


The Role of Market Orientation on NPO's Social Performance: An Investigation of British Non-Profit Organisations

Taskhin Vasfi, United Kingdom; Eleni Lioliou 


The Shared Responsibility of Government and Civil Society Organizations in Watershed Protection: A Cases of Co-Management in the Philippines

Ma. Celia Guzon, Philippines


The spatial allocation of foreign aid in Nepal: A comparative study of Bilateral, Multilateral, INGO, and NGO Aid

Dipendra, K.C., Thailand


Third Sector Accountability: Re-examining the 'promises' of accountability through a structuration theory lens

Antonius Sumarwan, Australia; Belinda Luke, Australia; Craig Furneaux, Australia


Tribes, Social Enterprise and Social Innovation: back to, the future

LuYi Hsieh, Taiwan


Uni Papua-Football for Peace: the Challenges and Choices to achieve Sustainability

Maria Rosaline Nindita Radyati, Indonesia; Suharti Sadja, Indonesia, and Harry Wijaya, Indonesia


Unique Features of Volunteer Management at Child NPOs: Focusing on Volunteers'  Sense of Personal Involvement

Taira Suzuki, Japan


Understanding Asia's Social Enterprise - Current Status and Future Agenda in Korea and Bangladesh

Sang Mi Cho, Razia Sultana, and So Il Kwon, Korea


Value co-creation in public service delivery through multi-sector community engagement in Vietnam

Oanh Cao, Viet Nam; Richard Hazenberg and Fred Seddon


Waste Management for Community Funeral Fund

Benjamas Siripatra, Thailand


What makes the victims of the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear disaster hold their tongues

Naoki Suzuki, Seisen University, Japan


Work-integration Social Enterprises as a New Alternative to Improve the Well-being of Disabled Employees 

Liang Shang, Hong Kong; Yanto Chandra, Hong Kong


Work-integration Social Enterprise in the Disability Sector: An Exploratory Study from Beneficiariesies Perspectives

Liang Shang, Hong Kong; Yanto Chandra, Hong Kong


Youth Participation on Philanthropy in Korea:  From the Youth Allocation Committee of the Beautiful Foundation

Min Young Lee, South Korea


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