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DEADLINE - 31 JULY 2017

Call for Papers: 2017 Asia Asset Management – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management

Asia Asset Management (AAM), in collaboration with the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School in Singapore, launched the Annual AAM-CAMRI Prize in Asset Management in 2015 to celebrate excellence in regional applied research. For more details on the Winning Paper of the 2016 AAM - CAMRI Prize (selected from close to 60 excellent applications from around the world), pleaseclick here.

This year, AAM and CAMRI are pleased to announce that CFA Institute has joined us as a partner in this Annual Prize. The 2017 Asia Asset Management – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management is worth US$15,000 and will be awarded to just one winning paper. We seek submissions on empirical or theoretical research which are judged to be original and break new ground in the thinking, practice, policies and issues affecting the Asian asset management industry. In light of the 2017 Pensions and ESG Forum’s theme, we especially welcome papers on pensions & retirement finance, household & consumer finance, and ESG.

Among the members of the prize's judging panel are: Professors David Reeb, Chair (CAMRI, NUS Business School); John Wei (HKUST); Takeshi Yamada (Australian National University); and Joseph Cherian (CAMRI, NUS Business School).

According to the rules of the prize, submitted papers should not have been published as of the submission closing date, and special consideration will be given to submissions that have been presented at major academic conferences or universities. Abstracts of submitted papers and the full winning paper will also be hosted on the CFA Institute’sAsia-Pacific Research Exchange website.

The closing date for submissions isMonday, July 31, 2017, and the winner will be notified by Friday, September 15, 2017. Papers, along with corresponding SSRN links, should be submitted via email to:camri@nus.edu.sg.

The 2017 AAM-CAMRI-CFA Institute Prize Award Ceremony will take place during the 2017 Pensions and ESG dinner on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Singapore. The author of the winning paper will also deliver a lunch presentation on their research to an audience of academics and senior practitioners at the 2017 Pensions and ESG Forum on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The winning author (or at least one author of a multi-authored submission) is expected to attend and present at these two events. Roundtrip airfare and two nights' lodging will be provided to the presenting author. An optional presentation tour to the Asia Pacific CFA Societies may also be arranged by the CFA Institute, with the agreement of the winner. If you have any questions on the AAM – CAMRI – CFA Institute Prize, please contact:camri@nus.edu.sg.

Asia Asset Management magazine is widely recognized as being the first trade journal in the Asia-Pacific region to cater to the needs of asset managers, pension funds and institutional investors.

CAMRI is a centre for the research, education, and practice of asset management based at the NUS Business School in Singapore.

Initiated and developed by CFA Institute, Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX) strives to enhance the knowledge and understanding of investment management issues through a platform based on contributions and engagements amongst practitioners and academics.

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DEADLINE - 1 AUGUST 2017

 

Call for Proposals for symposium on Critical Perspectives on Nongovernmental Organizations and Action

Nongovernmental organizations and action outside of, or in cooperation with, the state are now central to public administration and governance in the United States and around the world. In a time of perceived austerity across many countries, with growing economic and social inequalities and ethno-nationalisms, perhaps more than ever, we need to understand nongovernmental organizations and action from a critical perspective. We define critical in a broad sense, to include:

  • drawing on the work of the critical theorists of the Frankfurt School, or those who created and influenced other theoretical frameworks that extended and/or critiqued the School’s lines of thought, 
  • exploring the dialectic (tensions or disagreements) within key areas or ideas related to nongovernmental organizations and action,
  • examining relationships that involve inequalities and power differences,
  • critiquing ideologies and taken-for-granted assumptions in the field, and/or
  • using critical methodologies to understand nongovernmental organizations and action.

This symposium seeks papers that might address but are not limited to such areas as:

  • The role of nongovernmental organizations in maintaining inequalities or oppressions.
  • Donors’ or foundations’ colonizing relationships with funding recipients and/or their impact on society.
  • Volunteering through the lens of critical race or Latina/o critical (LatCrit) theory.
  • Critical feminist leadership in nonprofit organizations.
  • Using critical theory to analyze approaches for collective action, building community capacity, and generating power in communities.

The coordinators of this symposium are Dr. Angela M. Eikenberry, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Dr. Billie Sandberg, Portland State University; and Dr. Roseanne Mirabella, Seton Hall University. Interested authors should send 500-word abstracts to aeikenberry@unomaha.edu by August 1, 2017. Authors will be notified of an invitation to submit a full manuscript by September 1, 2017. Invitation to submit a manuscript does not guarantee publication. Initial manuscripts will be due January 15, 2018 to www.editorialmanager.com/atp (please choose special issue upon submission). 

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DEADLINE - 1 AUGUST 2017

 

Journal for Comparative Policy Analysis International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum

 

Call for Papers

15th ANNUAL JCPA and ICPA-Forum WORKSHOP

 

Comparing Third Sector Expansions

 

November 20-21, 2017,

Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)

 

Convener: Prof. John Casey, john.casey@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Abstract Submissions Deadline to Convener: August 1, 2017 (300 words)


Notification of Accepted Proposals: August 15, 2017


Full Paper Submission and Registration: September 30, 2017

 

The expansion of a third sector, between the state and market, has been a key dynamic in almost all societies since the final decades of the 20th Century. Worldwide, different nomenclature is used to describe the sector and the organizations, including nonprofit, nongovernmental, civil society, philanthropic, voluntary, community, and social economy. Each of these terms nominally emphasize different attributes, but generally encompass a similar set of organizations that have a social mission and do not distribute profits to owners. The choice of preferred terms in any one polity appears to be more result of linguistic traditions than any strict attempts at normative and heuristic understanding of the boundaries of the sector.

 

National third sectors operating within countries are accompanied by a growing international and transnational third sector that gives organizational form and agency to collective interests that cross borders. The most prominent subset of international organizations are the global human rights, humanitarian aid, and development NGOs, but there is also an extensive network of organizations that focus on international dialogues on sports, culture, professions and on the creation of international standards in a wide range of fields.

 

The third sector has become more prominent in policy making, the promotion of civic action, and the delivery of new quasi-public services. Modern third sector organizations (perhaps better portrayed as late-modern or even post-modern) are markedly more secular and nonpartisan in their affiliations, more universalist in their service delivery and policy-making aspirations, and more professionalized and commercialized in their operations than earlier iterations rooted in religious charity, social movements, or grassroots collective and voluntary action.

 

This 15th JCPA and ICPA-Forum Workshop will focus on analyzing the dynamics that drive third sector policy and practice in a country, a region or worldwide. The authors are free to use any terms to describe the sector, according to the common usage in the countries that are the focus of the paper. Of particular interest are papers that focus on regions that have been less prominent in third sector scholarship, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, South East Asia, and countries with smaller populations. Also of interest are papers that examine how national differences impact on the operations of international third sector organizations (also known as international nongovernment organizations – INGOs).

 

Papers need not necessarily be comparisons among countries, but they must be informed by comparative studies by highlighting how the policies and practices of a country or countries relate to the broader global expansion of the third sector, and apply or develop comparative theories or methodologies.

 

Papers accepted are eligible for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis

 

Submit  Abstracts to Convener by August 1, 2017, Prof. John Casey
john.casey@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Note that up to 10 travel scholarships will be available to participants who can demonstrate financial hardship. The scholarships will cover up to $500 in travel and accommodation. Applications for the scholarships should be submitted after the acceptance of proposals.

 

For more details, see: http://shoutout.wix.com/so/4LoTO2fx#/main

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DEADLINE - 31 AUGUST 2017

Tenth Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)

December 4-5, 2017 |  Jakarta, Indonesia
Hosted by Trisaki University

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

"Global Challenges and Sustainability in the Asia Pacific: The Role of the Third Sector"

Jakarta, 4-5 December 2017

Pullman Hotel Central Park

Hosted by CECT Trisakti University

Proposal Submission Deadline:  4 July 2017

The third sector is a well-established, diverse and growing component of most Asian and Pacific societies. Specifically, third sector organisations in some countries are forced to change their funding sources from purely donation-reliant to become more independent by undertaking social enterprise activities that generate income. Third Sector organisations are also required to act more professionally.  This enables them to collaborate with the private sector so that this becomes an alternate source of funding, for example, through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding.  

Research in the fields of third sector, social enterprise and CSR is ever expanding, particularly in countries that have undergone substantial transformations in their economies and governance. However, there are constant, often overwhelming, global challenges that confront the operation and success of the third sector in the contemporary world.  

This conference is an opportunity to showcase exciting new practice developments and research that seek to establish sustainable roles and cope with global challenges for third sector organizations in the many diverse countries that make up the region. We are very keen to see a wide range of papers that encompass applied research, practice research and theoretical advances and explorations in all aspects of this dynamic field.

 

ISTR Asia Pacific Conference Streams
Researchers are invited to submit papers under the following streams:

  • Sustainable Well-Being: Welfare, Education and Health and the Third Sector
  • Civil Society and Democratization
  • Social Enterprise
  • Philanthropy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Global Challenges to Third Sector Sustainability
  • Developing Southern Theory for Third Sector Studies
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Emerging Areas of Theory and Practice

 

PhD Seminar (2-3 December 2017)

Continuing a tradition now well established for the ISTR International Conferences, we are, for the first time, going to hold a PhD seminar for research students from the Asia Pacific Region. This is an excellent opportunity for research students to gain advice and broaden their research horizons with experienced academics from a diverse range of countries in the region and to build important networks with fellow research students.

The PhD Seminar will be held in Jakarta on 2-3 December 2017, at MM-CSR Trisakti University Campus, hosted by CECT Trisakti University.

The template for the PhD seminar can be downloaded at by clicking HERE.

 

Submission and Selection of Abstract

Proposals of Abstracts are welcomed for Conference and Panels (pre-arranged) of 3-4 papers are welcomed.

Format of Abstract:

  • All Abstract should:

o   indicate the problems or issues the research addresses and relating it to the literature

o   briefly outline the methodology used in the research

o   provide indication of main findings to date

o   include bibliographies

  • Abstracts should be between 500 to 800 words in length (excluding bibliography)
  • All abstracts should be prepared and written in English using the ABSTRACT Conference Paper or Panel Template SUBMISSION FORM (see below to download the forms)
  • Conference and Panels will be organised in parallel sessions 
  • Special Note on Panel Submissions A panel submission is a proposal for a coordinated set of papers (usually 3 or 4 in number) on a particular topic or issue. Please note that panel proposals require an abstract identifying and justifying the theme of the panel as well as a full abstract for each panel paper. Panel proposals that do not include full abstracts and author information for each paper will not be considered. The person submitting the panel proposal must be willing to act as the panel coordinator and ensure that all proposed paper presenters commit to attending the conference. Please note that papers which are part of a submitted panel cannot be submitted separately as an individual submission. If the submission is submitted twice by the same author it will be rejected
  • Submissions by practitioners, young scholars, and doctoral students engaged in research are very welcome 
  • All authors and presenters must formally register for the conference 
  • You must download the conference Paper or Panel ABSTRACT TEMPLATE SUBMISSION FORM. For the PAPER submission form, click HERE. For the PANEL submission form, click HERE  
  • All submissions meeting the requirements (paper, panel, or poster) will be subject to a blind review
  • Only proposals of sufficient research quality and that are relevant to the aforementioned conference themes will be accepted

 

Registration Fee

Registration fee will be $US200 (ISTR members); US$325 and US$250 (including one-year ISTR membership fee for middle/high income and low-income country institution/affiliation, respectively). The fee will include conference materials, lunch, and evening reception.

Information including accommodation and scholarships will be available on the conference website later. 

Questions

Any questions on abstract submissions for papers, panels, and posters, and any other information regarding the ISTR Tenth Asia-Pacific Regional Conference should be directed to 10th ISTR Asia Pacific Host: istrjakarta@cectcsr.com

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DEADLINE - 15 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

You are invited to submit a chapter for an edited book entitled “Innovation: A Legacy of the Social and Solidarity Economy” to be published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg, Berlin.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for receiving abstracts: September 15th, 2017 

Notice of abstract acceptance: October 31st, 2017

Deadline for receiving submissions (1st draft): January 31st, 2018

Notice of submission acceptance (with editors’ comments):  March 15th, 2018

Deadline for receiving reviewed and final submission: April 30th, 2018

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The neo-liberal capitalist economic system is increasingly seen as dysfunctional: the system is tuned to serving only few and marginalizing many. The recognition of the inextricable link between the economy and social and individual well-being, the construction of socio-ecological systems, and planetary health have highlighted the need for a more resilient and socially just economy. One that is fair, redistributive and green. An economy which strives towards greater equity.

Today, social innovation is the topic of a wide range of publications. While there are many definitions of social innovation in the literature generating a great deal of debate, the term is generally defined as the design of new or improved activities (services, processes or products) that address economic or social challenges. The growing interest in social innovation is also associated with the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and its successful innovation across numerous sectors at the local, national, and global level. In contrast to common traditional approaches to this topic, this book aims to focus specifically on innovation in the SSE itself, i.e. on the processes of innovation within the SSE that enable it to successfully meet societal challenges in original ways. More specifically, this book aims to investigate a legacy of social innovation in the SSE, whether it is in the creation of new institutional relationships, new institutions themselves (solidarity finance, for example), or processes of management, decision making, etc. The book will not be restricted to micro studies alone; it will invite contributions that highlight the creation of SSE networks and spaces of policy dialogue that are enabling SSE enterprises to emerge, consolidate, and grow.

This book will explore a wide range of topics in order to benefit readers who have an interest in understanding the SSE and the innovation within it. It will provide important insights from experts, both academics and practitioners, by applying a transdisciplinary approach. In a world where business is changing rapidly, this book will contribute original research on innovations in the collectively owned enterprises of the SSE.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Due to the global nature of the topic and our international contributors, the book will have international appeal. Innovation: A Legacy of the Social and Solidarity Economy will be used as an academic textbook for senior undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate scholars in the social sciences and/or development studies across Canada and abroad as well as in other fields such as management, finance, public policy, and law. Many universities have begun to offer courses in related topics and are currently expanding their academic course offerings to focus on the study of the SSE and social innovation. By filling a gap in the existing literature, this book will help meet the growing demand by these universities as well as practitioners. Specific courses that could assign the book will include courses on social economics, social innovation, community economic development, sustainable business practice, and business model innovations. The book also aims to inform regulators, policymakers, and industry leaders around the world by serving as a practical

 

SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

1.       Governance

·  Governance as a Tool for Sustainability and Inclusion

·  Rethinking the Decision-Making Process

·  Models of Governance: Engaging Different Stakeholders

2.       Legal Status

·  The Social and Solidarity Economy – Collective Enterprises

o    Worker-Recovered Factories

o    Worker Cooperatives

·  Social Enterprises

o    B-Corps

o    Community Interest Companies

3.       Business Models

·  Collective Enterprises (Note: Diversifying activities to generate revenues, scaling up activities, etc.)

·  Social Enterprises (Note: Redistribution of profits, stock market listing as an exit route, etc.)

·  Social Franchises

·  Hybrid Business Models (Note: Example in the cultural sector)

4.       Management in the Context of Social Innovation

·  Self-Management

·  Work and Management Dynamics

·  Identity and Ideology (Organizational Culture)

5.       Social Finance

Context: Impact investing, social impact, social innovation, the new role of foundations as investors, etc. The following are but examples of the many financial products available to social and solidarity economy enterprises. We include the more established institutions that have invested in the SSE such as credit unions, cooperatives, worker solidarity funds, etc., as well as innovative solidarity funds created within the SSE. The book will explore the newest forms of access to capital under the broad topics below:

·  Social Finance Institutions

o    Credit Unions

o    Cooperatives

o    Worker Solidarity Funds

o    Microcredit

·  Social Finance Tools

o    Crowdfunding

o    Community Bonds

o    Impact Investment

o    Patient Capital

6.       The Environment

·  Collective Entrepreneurship: A Vehicle for Environmental Innovations

·  Social Impact and Environmental Footprint

7.       The Commons

·  Ownership

·  Platform Cooperativism

·  Commons and the Social and Solidarity Economy: Frameworks and Linkages

8.       Art and Design

·  Human, Social, and Creative Capital

·  Design-Thinking Approaches

·  Open Innovation

 

GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

The book will be constituted of submissions from key players to introduce readers to innovations in the SSE. The call invites contributions from the international community of scholars and practitioners to provide a corpus of comparative case studies. The call also invites theoretical contributions on innovation that cross the boundaries often separating social, environmental, and technological innovation. Through these contributions, the book will present a comparative analysis of innovation in the SSE across numerous sectors and countries. It will thus yield a better understanding of processes of innovation and will situate similarities and differences within diverse institutional contexts.

In order to appeal to a large target audience, submissions should be written in a non-technical writing style to allow for widespread application. Additionally, we encourage contributions that are transdisciplinary. As such, chapters that incorporate new concepts, tools, and/or theories – potentially including those from other disciplines or fields – are welcomed. In addition, chapters that present case studies (examples, empirical evidence, and case studies of innovations in the SSE) on any of the topics or sub-topics indicated are welcome.  The contributions will be reviewed with an open mind to new approaches, especially those that push the boundaries in addressing critical problems moving forward. 

Submitted chapters should be original and exclusively prepared for the present book. No part of the article should be published elsewhere. Chapters must not exceed 5,000 words (including all references, appendices, biographies, etc.), must use 1.5 line spacing and 12 pt. Times New Roman font, and must use the APA 6th edition reference style.

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

To be considered for the book, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 1,000 words accompanied by a bibliography for the proposed chapter and their CV(s).  The submission should be made by September 15th, 2017 to Sherif Goubran (co-editor) at sse.innovation@concordia.ca .

Authors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by October 31st, 2017 and will be sent complete chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 31st, 2018.

Please note that there are no submission or acceptance fees for submitted manuscripts.

 

ABOUT THE EDITORS

Thomas Walker holds an MBA and PhD degree in Finance from Washington State University. Prior to his academic career, he worked for several years in the European consulting and industrial sector at such firms as Mercedes Benz, Utility Consultants International, Lahmeyer International, Telenet, and KPMG Peat Marwick. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and five book chapters, and has been an active reviewer for well over 40 articles. In addition, his work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review and in Germany's Harvard Business Manager. In February 2015, Dr. Walker was appointed as Interim Director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise.  Among other things, he has served as Laurentian Bank Professor in Integrated Risk Management (2010-2015), chair of the finance department (2011-2014), on the steering committee of the Montreal chapter of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), and as member of Concordia’s senate finance committee.

 

Marguerite (Margie) Mendell, who earned her PhD in Economics from McGill University (1983), has been teaching at the School of Community and Public Affairs since 1986. Her current research and teaching are on the social economy in Quebec and internationally, social finance and impact investing, social innovation, the commons, economic democracy. Margie Mendell is participating in a growing international dialogue on innovative economic initiatives to reduce inequality and develop new collective forms of wealth creation through her participation at scholarly conferences and international meetings of the OECD, the European Commission, the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) and civil society gatherings. Her work, published in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and most recently in Korean, has generated international interest. Dr. Mendell is also the co-founder of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy established at Concordia University in 1988, the repository of the entire Karl Polanyi Archive. Margie Mendell is a member of the Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES - UQAM); honorary member of the Global Social Economy Forum. She is member of the Board of Directors of the Chantier de l'économie sociale and la Tohu.  As well, Margie Mendell is a member of the editorial board of The Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science, and is on the Advisory Board of Studies in Political Economy, among others. She is a frequent contributor to television, radio and written media on public policy issues in Canada, Québec, and internationally.

 

Luciano Barin Cruz is Associate Professor of Management and Sustainability at HEC Montréal, Canada. He is the Co-Director of Pôle Ideos (social enterprise centre) at HEC Montreal and the Director of the ‘Sustainability Challenge’ module of the EMBA McGill-HEC Montreal. Professor Barin Cruz has served as an expert on projects supported by the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Quebec. He currently works in a major project aiming reinforcing the managerial capabilities of social enterprises in Quebec (Maison de l’innovation social– MIS). His research projects focus on sustainability, social responsibility and social innovation and they have been published in journals such asJournal of Management Studies, OrganizationWorld Development, Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Decision,Journal of Cleaner Production, among others.

 

Sherif Goubran is a Ph.D. student in the Individualized Program (INDI) at Concordia University. He conducts interdisciplinary research on sustainability assessments in buildings and the built environment. His research focus includes the building sustainability and sustainability assessments as well as behavioral approaches in design. Sherif completed an M.A.Sc. in building engineering. Before that, Sherif completed a B.S. in Architecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC-Egypt) where he graduated top of his class in 2014. His research has been published in engineering, design, and architecture journals and he has been awarded several scholarships and grants for his research and academic performance. Today, Sherif is actively associated with several research centers and research groups where he teaches and conducts research in design, engineering, architecture, and finance. In addition, he is involved in several initiatives and projects at the student and administrative level.

 
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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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