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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Is Social Entrepreneurship the Same Everywhere? What Can We Learn from Other Contexts?

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Session Description

This discussion will demonstrate the richness of social entrepreneurship across different country contexts. A range of different models of social entrepreneurship will be used to show the challenges and opportunities faced in creating new hybrid organisational forms to address social market failures. Contributors will use research from Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

When | Where

14:00 - 15:30 Wednesday, March 28

Session leaders

  • Johanna Mair Speaker
    Academic Editor, SSIR, Stanford University, Professor, Hertie School of Governance
    Johanna Mair is a Professor of Organization, Management and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance. She is the Hewlett Foundation Visiting Scholar at the PACS and the Academic Editor of the SSIR. For 10 years Johanna served on the Strategic Management faculty at IESE Business School. She also serves as Vice-Chair of Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation of the World Economic Forum and carries out advisory and board work for multinational companies, the United Nations, governments, foundations and social venture funds.
  • Professor, Center for Leadership and Organisations, IESA
    Before coming to USD, Patricia Márquez was a professor at IESA Business School in Caracas, Venezuela. She was the Cisneros Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University and visiting professor at Harvard Business School for the academic year 2005-2006. She has taught graduate and executive education courses on Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Business Initiatives at the Base-of-the-Pyramid, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Social Enterprise. At the undergraduate level she teaches Business & Society. Márquez current research is on the role business can play in alleviating poverty worldwide. She is an active participant of the Social Enterprise Knowledge Network (SEKN) coordinating SEKN’s research project “Market-Based Poverty Reduction in Iberoamerica” (2005-2009).
  • Zhong-Ming Wang Speaker
    Professor & Executive Dean, Zhejiang University
    Wang Zhong-Ming is professor of human resource management, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship at School of Management, Zhejiang University, China. He received his degrees from University of Gothenburg, Sweden (1985) and Hangzhou University (1987), a joint program with University of Gothenburg. He is the Executive Dean of School of Management and both the Director of Center for Human Resources and Strategic Development and the Director of Global Entrepreneurship Research Center, Zhejiang University. He is also the director of the Institute of Social Entrepreneurship at the GERC of Zhejiang University.