2nd Doctoral Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

On 16 and 17 July 2018, HÈC Liège (Belgium), ESSEC Bussines School (France) and Lyon Business School (France) will organize a second doctoral seminar on social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. The seminar is integrated within the range of dynamics on social entrepreneurship and philanthropy in which the three institutions are engaged and is connected to international research networks in these domains such as EMES (social enterprise/entrepreneurship) and ERNOP (philanthropy).

Objectives of the seminar

This seminar aims to support doctoral students doing research in the fields of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy – and at the crossroads of these fields. Based on the critical analysis of theoretical and empirical articles, students will get acquainted with several research avenues in the field. They will then be asked to locate their own research project regarding the extant literature and to discuss their upcoming research agenda with the scholars and the other students.

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.

Target audience and application

All doctoral students in social and management sciences interested in the theme are welcome. A previous class related to social entrepreneurship or philanthropy is useful but not compulsory. Each doctoral student will have the opportunity to present a research project or a paper and receive feedback from other participants and guest speakers. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2018.

More information about the seminar can be found here.