Social Enterprise Summit 2018

2018-11-24
09:30-12:30

The research side of social entrepreneurship/innovation tends to lag behind that of the practice side. The time has come to ‘take stock’ of what’s going on in the field of social entrepreneurship/innovation and examine what lies ahead.

In this academic session, we will host a "panel discussion" on the state-of-the-art and future directions on research in social entrepreneurship/innovation. The panel comprises seven international speakers who are established scholars in the field and who hold important editorial positions in prestigious journals. The panel will discuss the following:

  1. What do we already know and still don’t know about social entrepreneurship/innovation as a field of research to-date?
  2. What are important research directions, hot topics, areas of opportunities for frontier research in social entrepreneurship/innovation?
  3. How can we better connect academic research and local and international practice in social entrepreneurship/innovation?

The panel discussion will be followed by a "1-hour roundtable discussion" among academics from the eight universities in HK as well as other invitees to discuss future collaboration opportunities and other academic issues.

This academic session will be highly valuable to academics, practitioners as well as policy makers interested in improving the world in innovative and sustainable ways.

Facilitators

Social Enterprise, Global Partnerships and Development Lead, British Council, Asia Pacific
Associate Professor, Department of Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Speakers

Lecturer in Social Enterprise and Management, School of Management Yale University, US
Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Editor, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship
Associate Dean, Research Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia
Senior Lecturer of Social Business, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Professor of Public Policy and Organisations, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Research Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Applied Social Sciences The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Associate Fellow at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance The University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor, Renmin Business School, China