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International Research Conference on Social/ Indigenous and Sustainable Entrepreneurship


7. - 9. November 2012, in Vienna, Austria @ the WU Wien, University of Business and Economics Vienna
( 2011 conference with > 100 participants.)
Participants from Portugal and Denmark discussing the proceedings at the evening dinner

Prof. Juha Kansikas, Jyväskylä U. Finland


Participants from all over the world gather in August in Austria to share their research and/or participate in stimulating discussions on the topic of Social, Indigenous and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Perspectives.
Join in for a great conference and a get together of scholars dedicated to this fascinating topic! Partnerships with leading Universities and publishers guarantee a highly relevant program.

Keynote Speakers:

Pascal Dey : “Social, all too social ... or yet not social enough?” – Tracing the critique of social entrepreneurship
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Institute of Management, University of Applied Sciences, Windisch, Switzerland
Author and Researcher in the field of Social Entrepreneurship

several more, amongst from the University of Business and Economics Vienna, Stanford University, Copenhagen Business School and Trinity College Dublin are planned and will be presented shortly.

Call for Papers:

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 traditionally 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?
What can be learned from indigenous entrepreneurs? What are their motivations, how do they manage their enterprises? How does Social Entrepreneurship differ from CSR, is CSR more than just a means of public relations? What about questions concerning ethics and corporate governance?

Fascinating papers and presentations on a variety of topics on Social Entrepreneurship await you. Register today and look forward to a inspiring conference with a great social side program and networking! PhD. students are especially invited to submit a research paper, in addition, there will be a free format two hours open PhD section which allows for posters and discussion of ongoing research in SE. Selected papers will be eligible for publication in the Journal of Entrepreneurship Perspectives, Special Issue Q2 2013, and all conference proceedings will be published and are indexed in the SSRN database.

Conference Fee : 380,- Euros including evening reception and lunch.
Travel and accommodation at your own provision.

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Academic and honorary sponsors:

University of Jyväskylä, Finland
BIBS Brno International Business School, Czech Republic
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
University of Business and Economics, Vienna
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

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