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Calls for Papers
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DEADLINE - 26 SEPTEMBER 2017

VSSN Day Conference November 23rd

Hosted by the Open University, Business School, Milton Keynes

Abstracts

We welcome proposals from researchers, academics, doctoral students and practitioners, from the broadest range of fields: sociological, philosophical, psycho-social and legal. We will be pleased to consider contributions that provide empirical, theoretical, methodological, practice or policy insights associated with our theme.

Your abstract should outline your proposed paper, showing how the issues you raise will contribute to the theme for the day.

Abstracts of roughly 250 words should be sent to:  james.rees@open.ac.uk by 26th September. Please also attach contact details.

If it is helpful, please contact James to discuss contributions informally in the meantime. View the full call here:

http://www.vssn.org.uk/2017/08/22/november-day-conference-call-for-papers/

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DEADLINE - 1 OCTOBER 2017
Call for Papers for a Special Issue in Public Administration on “Leadership for Public and Social Value”. Papers focusing on any form and type of third sector and community leadership are welcome. Deadline for full papers submission is 1st October 2017 through Public Administration’s manuscript system (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/padm)
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DEADLINE - 15 OCTOBER 2017

 

Call for papers, Third Sector Review special issue, “Microfinance: A ‘Magic Bullet’ for Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment?”

In contemporary times microfinance is promoted by powerful organisations, such as the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank, as a cutting edge financial innovation that has the potential to meet specified development ends and goals, such as poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment. Indeed, the UN officially declared 2005 as the ‘International Year of Microfinance’. However, research on the impact of microfinance is often conflicting, with certain studies providing evidence of the empowering effects of microfinance, and other studies analysing its disempowering potentials. Such conflicting perspectives challenge the “magic bullet” notion of microfinance, and illustrate the richness of research in this field. In celebration of this diversity, this special issue calls for papers on financial inclusion and microfinance practices in the third sector from a range of different academic disciplines, and fields of practice in the region and beyond. We invite critically informed studies that examine microfinance both in the context of its empowering and disempowering prospects.

Questions that may be addressed include, but are not limited to:

·         Accounting and accountability tensions in microfinance organisations.

·         The role of microfinance in poverty alleviation and (dis)empowering women.

·         Issues in relation to management and governance in microfinance organisations.

·         Historical evaluations of the practice of microfinance.

·         Insights into undertaking research and research engagement within microfinance organisations.

·         Policy and regulatory issues in microfinance initiatives.

·         The roles of the third sector in fostering entrepreneurship.

·         Multifaceted cultural understandings of microfinance, including indigenous perspectives.

 

Articles may be framed around a particular type of microfinance practice or an organisation. We encourage both conceptual and empirical contributions, including comparative analyses, case study research, survey research and theoretical contributions. In light of TSR’s commitment to including voices from the field, we also invite contributions from practitioners.

This issue will be edited by guest editors Dr. Farzana Aman Tanima (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Dr. Nunung Nurul Hidayah (Aston Business School, United Kingdom).

A full article of up to 6,000 words should be forwarded to both farzanat@uow.edu.au and n.hidayah1@aston.ac.uk and be marked ‘TSR special issue’ by 15th October 2017. The special issue will be published in November 2018. For guidelines on contributions please visit http://anztsr.org.au/third-sector-review/

ABOUT THE JOURNAL: Third Sector Review is a refereed academic journal recognised by the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations in Australia (DEEWR) and listed in Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) listings. Considered to be the leading regional journal in the field, it publishes research addressing characteristics of the third sector or any aspect of its management, including governance, human resource management, the labour market, financial management, strategic management and managing change, community development, fund-raising, user rights, relations with government, legal issues, historical development, etc.

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DEADLINE - 27 OCTOBER 2017

ISTR's 13th International Conference       
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10-13  JULY  2018

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Democracy and Legitimacy:  The Role of the Third Sector in a Globalizing World

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:   27 OCTOBER 2017

The focus of the 2018 conference

Conference organizers are keenly interested in a wide range of submissions, especially on topics related to democracy and legitimacy. In addition, ISTR is also interested in research which advances our understanding of theory, policy, and practice of third sector  organizations.  Overall, the 2018 Amsterdam conference offers a unique, and particularly valuable, venue for engaging with its very diverse membership of scholars to deepen our knowledge of these important issues:

·         Democracy and Civil Society Organizations

·         Challenges and Opportunities of Advocacy by NGOs and Nonprofits

·         Governance, Management, Adaptation and Sustainability of Third Sector Organizations

·         Hybridity, Legitimacy and the Third Sector

·         New Models of Philanthropy and Voluntarism

·         Active Citizenship and Activism

·         The Third Sector and Development

·         Social Innovation and the Third Sector

·         Research on Teaching Third Sector Studies

·         Emerging Areas of Theory and Practice


To read the full call, please click 
here.

 

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DEADLINE - 13 NOVEMBER 2018

The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) calls for papers for a special issue on: “Social innovation in Social enterprises: What is going on?”. Florence Degavre, Ermanno Tortia and I are the guest editors. Deadline for submissions of full paper is 13 November 2017 and the publication of the special issue is intend for July 2018. For more information please visit: http://www.euricse.eu/jeod-is-calling-for-papers-on-social-innovation-in-social-enterprises/

 

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DEADLINE - 31 JANUARY 2018

Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI)
Annual Program Statement (APS)
Request for Concept Papers
Promoting Best Practices and Information Sharing Among Civil Society Actors for
Advocacy and Policy Reform: Natural Resource Management and Concessions Sector

Funding Opportunity Title: Promoting Best Practices and Information Sharing Among Civil Society Actors for Advocacy and Policy Reform: Natural Resource Management and Concessions Sector
Announcement Type: Annual Program Statement (APS)


Funding Opportunity Number: LAVI-APS-003
Applicant: Non-governmental entities (including but not limited to civil society organizations, community-based organizations, universities, professional associations, faith-based groups, unions and trade associations, and private sector firms)

Grant Type: To be determined

Issuance Date: 9 January 2017

Questions: 15 January 2017 to USAID/LAVI Project Office or LAVIgrants@dai.com

Pre-Submission Meeting: 16 January 2017 at 9am-11am at iCampus, 150 Carey Street, Sniper Hill.

Confirm participation to LAVIgrants@dai.com prior to event.
Submission of First Round

Concept Notes: 1 February 2017 to USAID/LAVI Project Office or LAVIgrantapplication@dai.com
USAID/LAVI Project Office

Address: 18th Street and Warner Avenue, Sinkor, Monrovia

APS Final Closing Date: 31 January 2018

To learn more, please click here.

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DEADLINE - 28 FEBRURY 2018

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050)

"Cooperative Longevity: Why are So Many Cooperatives So Successful?"

Despite popular misconceptions, cooperatives present a very successful organizational form worldwide. A recent study found that, in the U.S., for example, among the companies that have survived for over 100 years, more than 80 firms are cooperatives. This observation on cooperative longevity is not matched by a corresponding research effort on what makes cooperatives so successful. Most of the extant research seems to focus on intra-cooperative problems that posit significant challenges to cooperatives. This Special Issue of Sustainability aims at bridging the considerable gap between scholarly work and reality. By focusing on what makes cooperatives so successful for such a long period of time, this issue will shed light on key aspects of cooperative longevity. The insights thereby gained will be useful to students of cooperatives, practitioners, and policy makers.

We are primarily interested in the social science approaches to the study of cooperatives. The unit of analysis can be either the cooperative or the member. Theoretical, conceptual, and empirical papers are welcome as long as they do not make heroic assumptions. In terms of methodology, we do not discriminate against any scholarly approach.

Guest Editors:
Prof. Dr. Constantine Iliopoulos, Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Athens, Greece
Dr. Vladislav Valentinov, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Theodor-Lieser-Str. 2, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

Special issue information: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/cooperative_longevity

 

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DEADLINE - 1-MAY 2018

Call for Papers for a Symposium on: “Entrepreneurship in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors”

Public Administration Review

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1540-6210

 

Edited by:

David B. Audretsch , Indiana University

https://spea.indiana.edu/faculty-research/directory/profiles/faculty/full-time/audretsch-david.html

Donald S. Siegel, Arizona State University (as of 7/1/17)

http://www.albany.edu/business/Donald_Siegel.php

 

Siri Terjesen, American University; Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

http://www.american.edu/kogod/faculty/terjesen.cfm

 

Entrepreneurship is a topic of growing interest to academics and policymakers. Scholars in the field of public administration have been slower than academics in other fields (e.g., business administration and economics) to embrace the study of entrepreneurship. That is not surprising since entrepreneurial activity has traditionally focused on the private sector and the pursuit of profit.

However, in recent years, we have witnessed a substantial rise in entrepreneurial initiatives in the public and non-profit sectors. These initiatives involve numerous government and non-profit entities, including federal agencies, universities, foundations, and state and local governments. Entrepreneurship in the public and non-profit sectors has broader social goals than conventional forms of entrepreneurship, such as the more rapid commercialization and use of inventions and new technologies arising from federally-funded research, enhancement of regional economic development, sustainability and other environmental objectives, and remedying other market failures with innovative solutions. These new initiatives also have important implications for the “entrepreneurial” behavior of public sector managers (e.g., Lewis, 1980; Schneider and Teske, 1992) and thus, the vast literature in public administration and political science on public entrepreneurship (e.g., Ostrom 1964, 2005; Wagner, 1966; Osborne and Gaebler, 1993; McGinnis and Ostrom, 2012).  

The proposed symposium seeks to bring together papers that address these issues. Another key goal of the symposium is to foster stronger links among entrepreneurship researchers in a variety of social science disciplines (including the field of management) and public administration scholars.   

Some themes that papers in the proposed symposium might address are: 

•           Public entrepreneurship and public sector entrepreneurship (Bellone and Goerl, 1992; Moon, 1999; Bernier and Hafsi, 2007; Leyden and Link, 2015)

•           Public policies and programs to promote entrepreneurship. For example:

o   The Bayh-Dole Act (Aldridge and Audretsch, 2011; Berman, 2012)

o   The Small Business Innovation Research Program (Audretsch, Link, and Scott, 2002), and

o   The NSF I-Corps Program (Pellicane and Blaho, 2015)

•           Social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in the non-profit sector (Frumkin and Kim, 2001; Korosec and Berman, 2006; Waddock and Post, 1991; Terjesen, Bosma, and Stam, 2015; Schneider, 2017; Terjesen, 2017)

•           Academic/university entrepreneurship, including:

o   Technology transfer offices, and

o   Property-based institutions, such as incubators/accelerators and science/technology parks (Link, Siegel, and Wright, 2015; Siegel, Waldman, and Link, 2003; Yu, Stough, and Nijkamp, 2009)

•           The contribution of entrepreneurship to regional economic development (e.g., Decker, Haltiwanger, Jarmin, and Miranda, 2014)

 

The Symposium will incorporate regular PAR features, including Theory to Practice, Research Synthesis, Public Administration and the Disciplines, Book Reviews, Perspectives and Commentary.

 

The Review Process and Tentative Timetable 

The following is a tentative schedule for the proposed symposium: 

•           Submission of papers: May 2018

•           First Round Completed Reviews of submitted papers: August 2018

•          Developmental workshop at the National Academy of Sciences in  Washington, D.C. September 2018

•           Submission of final papers: January-March 2019

 

Note that there will be a special developmental workshop for highly promising papers under review, which will be held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

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DEADLINE - ROLLING

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: http://iupress.indiana.edu/journals/ped/. Question can be directed to: philanedu@tc.columbia.edu.
 
We look forward to reviewing exciting submissions in the coming months

 

 

 

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