HEC Liège – Management School of the University of Liège. Rue Louvrex 14, Liège
Objectives of the seminar
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).
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.
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.
For doctoral students interested in validating ECTS credits for the seminar, it is possible to receive a course certificate issued by HEC Liège, University of Liège, provided that the course evaluation is positive. The following evaluation is proposed: 25% project presentation; 25% summary of a guest speaker presentation; and 50% final written work. Please mention whether you need the ECTS validation when applying for the seminar.
References and suggested readings
Bacq, S., & Janssen, F. (2011), “The multiple faces of social entrepreneurship: A review of definitional issues based on geographical and thematic criteria”, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 23:5, 373-403.
Battilana, J., & Lee, M. (2014). Advancing Research on Hybrid Organizing – Insights from the Study of Social Enterprises. Academy of Management Annals, 8(1), 397–441.
Bekkers, R., & Wiepking, P. (2011), “A Literature Review of Empirical Studies of Philanthropy: Eight Mechanisms That Drive Charitable Giving”, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 40:5, 924–973
Choi, N., & Majumdar, S. (2014). Social entrepreneurship as an essentially contested concept: Opening a new avenue for systematic future research. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(3), 363–376.
Daly, S. (2011), “Philanthropy as an Essentially Contested Concept”, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 23:3, 535–557.
Defourny, J. & Nyssens, M. (2010), “Conceptions of Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship in Europe and the United States: Convergences and Divergences”, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 1:1, 32-53.
Ebrahim, A., Battilana, J., & Mair, J. (2014). The governance of social enterprises: Mission drift and accountability challenges in hybrid organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 34, 81–100.
Gautier, A., & Pache, A.-C. (2015), “Research on Corporate Philanthropy: A Review and Assessment”, Journal of Business Ethics, 126:3, 343–369.
Mair, J., & Hehenberger, L. (2014). Front-Stage and Backstage Convening: The Transition from Opposition to Mutualistic Coexistence in Organizational Philanthropy. Academy of Management Journal, 57(4), 1174–1200.
Nicholls, A. (2010), “The Legitimacy of Social Entrepreneurship: Reflexive Isomorphism in a Pre-Paradigmatic Field”, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 34:4, 611-633.
Santos, F. (2012). A positive theory of social entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Ethics, 111(3), 335–351.
Sulek, M. (2010), “On the Modern Meaning of Philanthropy”, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39:2, 193 –212.
Wang, H., & Qian, C. (2011), “Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Financial Performance: The Roles of Stakeholder Response and Political Access”, Academy of Management Journal, 54:6, 1159–1181.
The next full edition of the SEPHI seminar will take place during the second semester of the academic year 2019-2020. The dates will be announced soon.
If you are potentially interested, please contact Professor Huybrechts before October 31st, 2019.