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SMEs and social entrepreneurship: Programme


10:00-10:10         Welcome – Laura J. Spence, Royal Holloway, University of London

Morning session chair – Jedrzej George Frynas, Middlesex University

10:10-10:50         Third parties and social innovation -  not a solo but collective production - Anica Zeyen, Royal Holloway, University of London and Oana Branzei, Ivey Business School, Univ. of Western Ontario (slides available here)

10:50-11:10         Coffee Break

11:10-11:50         Practice perspective: Prospects of Social Business in Context of the Socio-Economic Development of Rural Nepal – Ingeborg Patsch, Social Entrepreneur, Nepal

11:50-12:30         Hybrid organisations and models of social enterprise in Ghana and Bangladesh – Fergus Lyon and                                         Abdullah Al Furuq, Middlesex University Business School (slides available here)

12:30-13:30         Lunch

Afternoon session chair –Jyoti Navare, Middlesex University

13:30-14:10         Practice perspective: Supporting Social Enterprises in Ghana – Amy Parker, Chief Executive, Afrikids UK (slides available here)

14:10-14:30         Tea Break

14:30-15:10         Conceptualizing Resilience and Social Entrepreneurship Relationships in Complex and Chaotic    Environments – David Littlewood, Reading University and Diane Holt, University of Essex (slides available here)

15:10-15:50         Poverty alleviation through social enterprise-local SME networks – Iain Davies, University of Bath (slides available here)

15:50-16:00        Conclusions and close –Laura J. Spence, Royal Holloway, University of London

16:00                      Social – Crosslands Bar, Founders Building