3rd Doctoral Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI)

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to circulate the attached call for applications for our 3rd Doctoral Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI), sheduled on 6-7 May 2021 at HEC Liège (Belgium).

This year, we are delighted to welcome two outstanding guest speakers:
  • Johanna Mair, Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership, Hertie School of Governance; Codirector of the Global Innovation for Impact Lab, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society; Academic Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review.
  • Danielle Logue, Associate Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management, UTS Business School; Visiting Associate, University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

This seminar aims to support doctoral students doing research in the fields of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy – and at the crossroads of these fields.

The seminar is integrated within a range of dynamics on social entrepreneurship and philanthropy in which the three sponsoring institutions frequently engage. It is also connected to international research networks in these domains such as EMES (social enterprise/entrepreneurship) and ERNOP (philanthropy). The seminar will enable doctoral students to:
  • Acquire an overview of the literatures in social entrepreneurship and philanthropy and their theoretical underpinnings;
  • Learn about research development and paper writing in this field;
  • Strengthen their research project and locate it on the "research map" of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy;
  • Develop ties with young and senior scholars in an emerging research community.

Interested candidates should send a sample research paper or a 2-page outline of their research in attachment to an email motivating their participation. The application should be sent by 1st March 2021 to Shoaib Ul-Haq: suhaq@uliege.be. Organizers will accept as many applications as possible, up to 20 participants.

  • Arthur Gautier, Assistant Professor, Executive Director of the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair, ESSEC Business School (gautierart@essec.edu)
  • Benjamin Huybrechts, Associate Professor in Social and Cooperative Entrepreneurship, HEC Liège (b.huybrechts@uliege.be)
  • Nevena Radoynovska, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Organization, emlyon business school (radoynovska@em-lyon.com)
  • Virginie Xhauflair, Associate Professor, Baillet-Latour Chair in Social Investment and Philanthropy, HEC Liège (v.xhauflair@uliege.be)

Arthur Gautier
Assistant Professor
ESSEC Business School
Cergy Pontoise Cedex
Starts:  May 6, 2021 9:00 AM (FR)
Ends:  May 7, 2021 5:00 PM (FR)


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