Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
Calls for Papers



Call for Papers

Special Issue of the Journal of Business Ethics

The Ethics of the Commons


Submission Deadline: 15 December 2018


Guest editors

Helen Haugh, University of Cambridge, UK,

Marek Hudon, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium,

Camille Meyer, University of Victoria, Canada,

Ana Maria Peredo, University of Victoria, Canada,


Introduction to the Special Issue

The concept of ‘the commons’ has a long history (Sison & Fontrodona, 2012) and during the last three decades has generated increasing excitement in the scholarly literature. A major factor in the surge of interest has been the work inspired by Elinor Ostrom, Nobel memorial prize in economics sciences laureate for 2009, especially when linked to the economic and social crises that have fostered interest in different ways of organizing economic life. Recovering and implementing the concept of the commons has been hailed by scholars and practitioners as a way of creating new collective wealth (Akrivou & Sison, 2016; Bollier & Helfrich, 2014; Tedmanson et al., 2015), and for addressing what are seen as the societal ills created by neoliberalism (Caffentzis, 2010).


This is a call for submissions to a special issue of the Journal of Business Ethics aimed at providing an overarching perspective on the ethical dimensions and drivers of the phenomenon labelled ‘the commons’. In its broadest sense, ‘the commons’ is understood to refer simply to resources of many kinds, e.g., open access and public goods, where no individual person has the right to exclude others from enjoying their benefits. Ostrom focuses on the common property regime - a tighter concept of the commons wherein some group succeeds in making a ‘common pool resource’ a shared benefit by establishing the right of exclusion from it and managing it in a way that avoids the infamous ‘tragedy of the commons’ (Ostrom, 1990, 1999; Ostrom & Hess, 2008).  This special issue particularly welcomes more bounded conceptualization of the commons.


To learn more, click here.



This is a reminder that the 7th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy will be take place in Bucharest (Romania) on June 6-9, 2019.


  1. Workers owned enterprises (including experience of privatized enterprises in former communist countries) and the future of decent work
  2. Role of social economy in providing sustainable livelihoods in rural areas and in food sustainability, sovereignty and access
  3. Commons – historic, restored and new, collaborative commons
  4. Social and solidarity economy eco-systems – governance, networks, visibility and policies
  5. Dimensions of Social and Solidarity Economy Sector – Statistics of the Social Economy
  6. New technologies, platforms, on-line collaboration leading towards a New Era of social and solidarity economy
  7. Inclusive finance and finance for social and solidarity economy enterprises
  8. Potential of SSE in New European Member States
  9. Social innovation – generating social change and impact


Key Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline:  15 December 2018
  • Acceptance notification: 25 January 2019  (at the latest)
  • Final paper submission deadline:  15 May 2019



“Social and Solidarity Economy: Moving Towards a New Economic System”

Bucharest (Romania) — June 6-9, 2019






The EMES International Research Network, in partnership with the FairShares Institute for Cooperative Social Entrepreneurship (FSI) and Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University, are pleased to announce the 7th EMES International Research Conference on the theme “Sustainable development through social enterprise, co-operative and voluntary action”.


The conference will take place on June 24-27, 2019, at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom (UK). The aim of this conference is to be a meeting place for scholars from across the globe who have developed contributions to scholarship on the social and solidarity economy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, cooperative development and voluntary action.


The conference will be co-organized by the EMPOWER-SE Cost Action as well as other partner institutions and supporters. We are pleased to launch the full call for papers, which includes relevant information about the conference rationale, themes and organizers:


Regular updates on the Conference are sent via the EMPOWER-SE and EMES news alerts and the social media (Facebook and Twitter). The hashtags for the event will be #7EMESconf and #EMPOWERSE_EU.


Questions about any aspect of the Conference can be sent to


Important Dates:


·         Opening of abstract submission – 8th October 2018

·         Submission of abstracts deadline – 8th January 2019

·         Notification to authors – 28th February 2019

·         Deadline for early-bird registration – 1st April 2019

·         Deadline for conference registration for presenters – 3rd May 2019

·         Full paper submission (for awards) – 24th May 2019

·         Programme publication – 31th May 2019

·         Deadline for registration for non-presenters – 17th June 2019

·         Conference opening – 24th June 2019



Conference Save the Date Announcement & Initial Call for Papers


Critical Perspectives on Nonprofit Governance

A Conference for
Researchers and Practitioners


Sponsored by

The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

University of Missouri – Kansas City


The Nonprofit Quarterly


April 11-12, 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.


The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC and The Nonprofit Quarterly are pleased to announce and invite proposals for paper presentations for their 2019 Conference on Nonprofit Governance.  This year’s conference theme, Critical Perspectives on Nonprofit Governance, highlights the need to continue to develop an increasingly diverse array of insights and perspectives in order to critically examine the world of nonprofit governance and boards. This conference challenges practitioners and researchers to come together to examine from multiple perspectives how we engage in governance and how governance and the work of boards is and will continue to be evolving in these challenging and dynamic times. In particular, this conference will encourage participants to consider the growing body of alternate perspectives on nonprofit governance that are being advanced to challenge the conventional views on nonprofit governance and its practice. 


This highly participative conference will employ the Midwest Center model that has successfully guided its academic-practitioner conferences.  It serves as a relatively intimate gathering of those who are serious about sharing and shaping governance ideas and learning, and it offers opportunities for formal and informal discussion and dialogue among the researchers, consultants, executives, and academics who are most engaged in addressing these challenges.  Central to the conference is sharing insights generated in recent governance research.  Equally central are the opportunities for dialogue that enable us to build on and look beyond the theory and research as experienced leaders who are exploring new and innovative strategies and approaches in their communities and organizations.  Half of the conference breakout sessions will be facilitated (non-presentation) dialogue sessions, each focused on a specific issue or topic of interest.   Among the key themes and topics we expect to explore at this conference:


Ø  Addressing the Dynamics that Undermine Inclusion in Nonprofit Governance

Ø  Power, Influence and Engagement: Who Really Governs Nonprofits and How?

Ø  Governing the Nonprofit Commons: Applying Ostrom’s Insights to Today’s Governance Challenges

Ø  Employing a Critical Perspective in Our Conception and Study of Nonprofit Governance

Ø  The Nature of Nonprofit Governance in an Era of Neoliberal Democracy

Ø  The Changing Nature of Governance in a Digital Environment

Ø  The Nature of Governance of Hybrid Organizations: Is It Different?

Ø  Governance in and of Networks and Alliances

Ø  The Blurring of Nonprofit and Public Sector Governance

Ø  Stakeholders, Stockholders, and the Changing Nature of Nonprofit Governance


These topics illustrate many (though certainly not all) of the kinds of questions and issues that we are likely to explore at the 2019 conference.   We welcome and invite papers that focus on any aspects of nonprofit governance and boards, including governance of public-benefit charities, hybrid organizations, and social enterprises.  We consider papers that are empirical, papers that are conceptual, and prescriptive papers if they are based on theory and research.  Presentations are 15 minutes in length and at least one presenter must register for and participate in the full conference.


The deadline for receipt of proposals is January 14, 2019.  Proposals should be no more than 3 pages.  For empirical papers, proposals will include a statement of the issue(s) to be considered, an overview of the relevant literature, a statement of the methods used and a summary of the anticipated results.  Proposals for conceptual papers should not exceed 3 pages and must include a statement of the issue(s) to be considered, an overview of the relevant literature, a statement of the thesis or theses to be developed, and how these add to our understanding.  Please send proposals to Review Coordinator, Cindy Laufer. They may be sent as email attachments to: or mailed to the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, The Bloch School of Management, 5110 Cherry, Suite 310, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499.  Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 31, 2017.


About the Conference

The conference begins on Thursday morning, April 11, 2019, and runs through mid-afternoon on April 12.  The conference will be held at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, and multiple options for lodging will be made available.  Registration for the conference will open January, 2019. 


Questions about the conference may be directed to conference co-directors, David Renz ( or Brent Never (




An upcoming special issue of Public Management Review will be focused on the relationships between nonprofit organizations and the third sector, social enterprises policy and implementation, and the delivery of public-oriented services. The editors welcome theoretical essays, perspectives on theory development, or qualitative or quantitative empirical work to both contribute to public management practice and promote academic rigor in public management theory development related to the above topics. They also welcome papers from diverse disciplinary perspectives that address social enterprise governance and public service delivery issues. The deadline for paper proposals is January 15, 2019. All papers submitted for the special issue will be subject to a double blind review process that PMR uses as standard practice. Please contact either of the co-editors (Dr. Frances Stokes Berry at or Dr. Madeline Powell at if you have questions related to the special issue. For a full list of potential questions and topics, as well as submission guidelines, please click here.





Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER)




Nonprofits and the Social Economy: Circles of Conversation


Twelfth Annual Conference & Celebration

June 5 to 7, 2019

University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada


Proposal Submission Deadline: January 21, 2019


ANSER/ARES is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its twelfth 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 theme for the twelfth conference at University of British Columbia isNonprofits and the Social Economy: Circles of Conversation, a theme that aims to connect with community and support partnerships for shared knowledge exchange.

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:



      Social Economy

      Management and Leadership Education

      Co-operatives and Credit Unions

      Social Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurship, & Social Innovation

      Community Economic Development & Community Organizing

      Volunteering & Citizen Engagement

      Collaborations, Partnerships & Mergers

      Communication, Networking & Digital 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 welcome papers, panels and roundtables involving collaboration between academics and practitioners. 


Submission and Decision of Proposals


Proposal abstracts, in either official language, must be submitted by email in one PDF or Word attachment on or before January 21, 2019 to anser.ares.conference@gmail.comDetailed instructions on the requirements of the proposal can be found at:


Any questions can be directed to Micheal Shier at or


All proposals will be subject to peer review and notification of acceptance will be provided by February 25, 2019. Presenters will be required to confirm their participation by submitting their conference registration fee no later than April 15, 2019. 


Conference Information 


Participants in the ANSER/ARES 2019 Conference should register through the website of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences ( There is a reduced fee for early registration by March 31, 2019. There are two fees to be paid, one for the Congress registration AND one for a one-year membership in ANSER/ARES. When registering, you also have the option of selecting the annual banquet in the evening of June 6, 2019 for an additional fee. 


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


2019 ANSER/ARES Program and Conference Committee  


Micheal Shier, University of Toronto (Program Chair)

Trina Isakson, independent researcher/consultant (Local Area Coordinator)

Alexandra Gardner, Imagine Canada

Jack Quarter, University of Toronto

Laurie Mook, Arizona State University

Jorge Sousa, University of Alberta

Paloma Raggo, Carleton University



Association de recherche sur les organismes sans but lucratif et l'économie sociale (ARES)


Appel à communications


Organismes à but non lucratif et l’économie sociale : Cercles de conversation


Douzième conférence annuelle

Du 5 au 7 juin, 2019

Université de la Colombie-Britannique, Vancouver Canada


Les propositions doivent être soumises avant le 21 janvier 2019.


ARES/ANSER est une organisation dynamique qui tient son douzième congrès annuel dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines. ARES regroupe des chercheurs, des acteurs de l’économie sociale, des consultants, des représentants de différents niveaux de gouvernement, des représentants d’organisations communautaires canadiennes et d’autres pays. ARES se veut un lieu d’échange et de discussions entre ses membres sur des questions portant sur les enjeux, les débats, les défis théoriques et pratiques dans les domaines de la société civile, de l’économie sociale et des organisations à but non lucratif. Joignez-nous pour conférence stimulante et instructive. Le thème de cette douzième conférence est : Organismes à but non lucratif et l’économie sociale : Cercles de conversation.

La conférence offre l’opportunité d’explorer des thématiques liées au pouvoir rassembleur des idées entre les gens et leurs communautés, encourage les discussions et débats, et favorise la création de savoir et le changement social.  Nous encourageons des propositions qui touchent à un ou plusieurs des thèmes suivants :

·        Organismes à but non lucratif

·        L’économie sociale et communautaire

·        Formation en gestion et leadership

·        Le mouvement coopératif et ses défis

·        La société civile et ses défis

·        Les entreprises sociales, l’entreprenariat social et l’innovation sociale

·        Les organisations communautaires et le développement économique communautaire

·        Le bénévolat et l’engagement citoyen

·        Les nouvelles conceptions et les nouvelles approches du financement solidaire

·        La gouvernance et la gestion

·        Collaborations, partenariat et fusions.

·        Les politiques publiques et les relations avec différents paliers de gouvernement

·        Les communications, le réseautage et le marketing social

·        Les partenariats université-communautés et méthodologies de recherches collaboratives

·        Perspectives théoriques

·        Perspectives appliquées

Nous acceptons aussi des propositions de communication portant sur des thèmes plus larges qui ne sont pas nécessairement représentées par les dimensions énumérées ci-haut. De plus, nous sommes particulièrement intéressées par des présentations qui permettront d’illustrer les collaborations prenant place entre des chercheurs et des acteurs du terrain. Trois types de propositions sont acceptables : communications individuelles, panels, et tables rondes. Pour plus d’information:

Les propositions doivent être présentées dans une ou l’autre des langues officielles. Elles peuvent nous être envoyées en PDF ou document Word jusqu’au 21 janvier 2019 inclusivement à l’adresse courriel les questions doivent être adressées àMicheal Shier à

Chaque proposition sera évaluée par un comité de pairs. La communication des résultats de l’évaluation vous parviendra au plus tard le 25 février 2019.

Information sur la conférence

Les participants à la douzième conférence ARES/ANSER doivent s’inscrire sur le site web du Congrès des sciences humaines ( Vous bénéficierez alors d’un prix réduit sur l’inscription si vous procédez avant le 31 mars 2019. Le prix d’inscription inclut les frais de participation au Congrès des sciences humaines et les frais d’une année à l’association d’ARES/ANSER. Lors de votre inscription à la conférence, vous pouvez choisir de participer au banquet annuel pour un frais additionnel. Le banquet aura lieu le 6 juin 2019. Plus d’information sont disponibles sur le site de l’ARES ( Sur le site du congrès, vous trouverez également des informations sur l’hébergement, les réductions pour le voyage, et des informations sur la ville d’accueil (

Pour plus d’information, vous pouvez envoyer un courriel à ou visiter le site de la conférence de l’ARES et suivre @ANSERARES  #anser2019 sur twitter pour des mises à jour concernant les conférenciers invités, les panels de discussion, les détails sur le banquet et sur les autres activités intéressantes.

Les membres du Comité organisateur du programme du douzième congrès ARES/ANSER sont:

Micheal Shier, University of Toronto (Program Chair)

Trina Isakson chercheure indépendante et consultante (Coordinatrice locale)

Alexandra Gardner, Imagine Canada

Jack Quarter, University of Toronto

Laurie Mook, Arizona State University

Jorge Sousa, University of Alberta

Paloma Raggo, Carleton University





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





ISIRC 2019: Social Innovation: Local Solutions to Global Challenges


ISIRC is the world’s leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference. The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. ISIRC 2019 will be hosted by The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th September 2019. The conference will take place at 200SVS, in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.


Call for papers is now open!!!


The conference organisers invite abstracts for papers and panel proposals in the following streams:

·         Social innovation & sustainable development 

·         Social Innovation in Energy Transitions 

·         Public service provision, co-production and co-creation

·         Social innovation & health and well-being

·         Communities and resilience

·         Public policy & social innovation

·         Hybrid models

·         Novel ways of measuring social impact

·         Growing and scaling social impact

·         Social investment and social finance 

·         Social innovation education

·         Technology & social innovation

·         Critical perspectives

·         Design thinking

·         Regional and geographical aspects of social innovation

·         Ageing demographic

·         Social Innovation and Complexity 

·         Alternative economic organising for social innovation: Ecologies of context and relations 

·         Social Innovation, Employment and Migrants/Refugees and Asylum Seekers

·         Open stream

For more information about how to submit a paper or proposal and the ISIRC 2019 conference please visit our website:

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal