CFP- Call For Papers for the 2011, annual
Conference on Social Entrepreneurship Perspectives
Where: Linz, Austria When: August, 26th to 27th Fee: € 80,-
Due Dates abstract: April 1st, full paper: July 1st
Theme: Entrepreneurial Context and Processes in Social Enterprises
The concept of a social enterprise broadly denotes a business model of non-governmental entities fulfilling social issues and needs by using market based approaches and income generation. While the terms Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneur appear constructed in different cultural and civil society settings, and some institutional players even try to collect the concept for their political agenda, its practical importance has immensely grown throughout the last three decades. Scholars around the globe have become interested in the concept and provide fascinating case studies and promising conceptual approaches. Social enterprises are, amongst others, found to be (1) traditional non-profit organisations applying more market based and innovative approaches to become less dependent on governmental provisions or (2) the result of entrepreneurial processes starting up new ventures on social opportunities. This conference focuses on the entrepreneurial context in both. How are entrepreneurial processes like opportunity recognition, innovation, improvisation or effectuation employed, how do they differ in application from traditional for-profit entrepreneurs? What can be said about the entrepreneurial mind-set of social entrepreneurs? Can we find social intrapreneurs?
We welcome papers from a wide range of disciplines and corresponding research methodologies. We also encourage PhD. students to submit a paper for presentation. Please be aware that there is also a preceding weeklong summer school – www.acrn.eu/summerschools on social entrepreneurship with ECTS credits.
All accepted papers will be peer-reviewed, and are subsequently eligible for publication in the Q4 issue of the ACRN Journal of Social Entrepreneurship Perspectives. Please find the guidelines for the full papers here: www.acrn.eu/confsocent.html
We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts!
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
BIBS Brno International Business School
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