Summer School


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Registrations now closed, thank you all for your great contributions and wonderful time in 2011!

Summer School 2011 - August, Linz

The next events ( 2012 taking place in Vienna Austria, at the location of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien):


23.4. - 25.4. 2nd Doctoral Spring School Social Entrepreneurship - Exploring the frontiers of research (doctoral/ post-doctoral level)
27.8. - 29.8. 3rd annual Summer School on Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research - Insights and Development” (Vienna)
30.8. - 1.9. 2nd International Research Conference on Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Perspectives (Vienna), including Ashoka Workshop

find current schedule here!

Summer School 2011: (now closed)

Austria Czech Republic Finland
Austria, UK, Czech Republic and Finland - an academic joint venture for research and education:

Where : Linz, Upper Austria
When : from August 22nd to 26th in 2011
Who : Three European Business Schools and Research Excellence Centers

Can you tell us what this summer school is all about?
“Yes, certainly, it’s all about interaction, see there are people from all continents, people from for example Finland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Iran, Vietnam, Spain, UK, Ireland, Turkey, USA etc. There will be some great input from highly respected academics and scholars, but the focus will definitely lie on the exchange of ideas. Creating social business ideas, looking critically at social entrepreneurship research and education as well as examining supporting structures such as Ashoka will provide excellent insights and a high leverage on social capital through networking.” Othmar Lehner

Social entrepreneurs create sustainable businesses providing social value by applying market based approaches. Entrepreneurial spirit like innovation, bricolage and effectuation are most common in social entrepreneurs and distinguish their enterprises from more managerial approaches found in traditional non-profit enterprises. Find out more on this topic from professionals and academics and take part in stimulating discourses.

  • Excellent introduction to tools and methods of social entrepreneurship applied on fascinating case studies.

  • Ideas and suitable research designs for students

  • Critical discourses with practitioners and scholars - inspiring social business ideas, new perspectives for research

  • Participants from different civil societies - corporatist, social democratic and liberal - learning from each other

  • 3 - 6 ECTS on doctoral level from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, one of the leading Scandinavian Universities - with pan European accreditation

  • Inspiring social side program including swimming, hiking and several evening-receptions for networking

  • Price : EUR 580,- for the programme including lunch (please book accommodation here if necessary)

Excellent speakers from Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain and the UK, as well as a great concept, allowing for intense networking and the emergence of new ideas wait for you. The city of Linz lies in the middle between Salzburg and Vienna and can be easily reached by train, car or airplane. There will be an inspiring optional social-program, including swimming in the Austrian lakes of the Salzkammergut, hiking the Austrian mountains and many get-to-know receptions with delicious Austrian cuisine. Social Entrepreneurship Practitioners are also very welcome to apply for this summer school!
To apply for the ECTS credits, students need to be enrolled in a PhD program or at a late Master level.

All participants of the summer school can take part in the subsequent conference on social entrepreneurship (26th to 27th August) for free!

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