Published Papers by Students Who Met in the SE Seminar
Ghosh Moulick, A., Alexiou, K., Dowin Kennedy, E., & Parris, D. L. (2019). A total eclipse of the heart: compensation strategies in entrepreneurial nonprofits. Journal of Business Venturing.
Mendoza-Abarca, K. I., & Gras, D. (2019). The performance effects of pursuing a diversification strategy by newly founded nonprofit organizations. Journal of Management, 45(3), 984-1008.
Bacq, S., & Alt, E. (2018). Feeling capable and valued: A prosocial perspective on the link between empathy and social entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(3), 333-350.
Craig, J., Parris, D., Newbert, S., & Moores, K. (2018). All the same but different: Understanding family enterprise heterogeneity. In E. Memili & C. Dibrell (Eds.), Heterogeneity among Family Firms. New York, NY: Palgrave.
Nason, R., Bacq, S., & Gras, D. (2018). A behavioral theory of social performance: Social identity and stakeholder expectations. Academy of Management Review, 43(2), 259-283.
Parris, D., Alexiou, K., Dowin Kennedy, E., & Linnane, M. A. (2018). Start with what you have: A leader’s path to innovation. Organization Dynamics, 47(4), 219-228.
Alt, E., & Craig, J. B. (2016). Selling issues with solutions: Igniting social intrapreneurship in for‐profit organizations. Journal of Management Studies, 53(5), 794-820.
Gras, D., & Mendoza-Abarca, K. I. (2014). Risky business? The survival implications of exploiting commercial opportunities by nonprofits. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(3), 392-404.
Chalmers, D. M., & Balan-Vnuk, E. (2013). Innovating not-for-profit social ventures: Exploring the microfoundations of internal and external absorptive capacity routines. International Small Business Journal, 31(7), 785-810.
Lumpkin, G. T., Moss, T. W., Gras, D. M., Kato, S., & Amezcua, A. S. (2013). Entrepreneurial processes in social contexts: How are they different, if at all? Small Business Economics, 40(3), 761-783.
Former Seminar Panelists
Sophie Bacq, Indiana University
Lowell Busenitz, University of Oklahoma
Justin Craig, Bond University
Tina Dacin, Queen’s University
David Gras, University of Tennessee
Geoffrey Kistruck, York University
Gideon Markman, Colorado State University
Jeffery McMullen, Indiana University
Scott Newbert, Baruch College
Ana Maria Peredo, University of Victoria
Ute Stephan, King's College London
David Townsend, Virginia Tech
Paul Tracey, University of Cambridge
Justin Webb, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Application period: March 1—April 1, 2020
Acceptance notification: April 10, 2020
First deliverables due: July 10, 2020
This seminar is designed as a broad survey of major and foundational topics in the field of social entrepreneurship (SE). Its objectives are three-fold:
To familiarize you with some of the core concepts and primary theoretical underpinnings of the social entrepreneurship field
To help you gain a stronger understanding of, and think critically about, the SE domain, including its research requirements and methods for publishing scholarly research
To provide a forum where you can further develop the writing skills you will need as a social entrepreneurship scholar
Class sessions will be devoted to reviewing and critiquing readings associated with major topics in the field including an overview of social entrepreneurship and the ongoing debate about SE definitions, and key concepts related to social entrepreneurship including social value creation, SE at different levels of analysis, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, hybrid organizing, social impact measurement, and alternative theoretical lenses through which to view SE research.
To learn more, including application instructions and course details, please contact us.
Professor Tom Lumpkin
Professor Sophie Bacq
History of the SE Seminar
By 2009, it was clear that social entrepreneurship (SE) was quickly becoming an important topic for scholarly research. Young scholars and doctoral students especially expressed an interest in the topic, making it an ideal subject for a doctoral seminar. But as a specialty area within the rather small entrepreneurship domain, it was hard to imagine how we might generate enough doctoral student enrollments to justify a whole semester class.
A one-week intensive doctoral seminar format offered during the summer had proven to be an effective way to engage an international audience. Students would be asked to complete readings ahead of time, and then write a paper after the seminar, thus fulfilling the contact hours requirements for a 3 credit hour graduate course. We also decided to open a few slots to faculty who might like to learn about the burgeoning SE field.
It seemed to be worth a try, so we piloted the idea at Syracuse University in the summer of 2010. The class was deemed a success, so we decided to launch it on a larger scale. Because the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) was to be held at Syracuse University the following summer, it was decided to offer it the week following BCERC in Syracuse.
Buoyed by the 2011 success, the initial plan was to always pair the seminar with BCERC. But because students from many backgrounds, not just entrepreneurship, were interested in enrolling, we decided to piggyback the seminar on the Academy of Management meeting instead and to reach out to 5 different AOM Divisions to recruit students. This arrangement also created the opportunity to invite SE scholars attending AOM to participate in a panel discussion and then join the class for a closing dinner.
Over the years, a number of universities have considered hosting a separate offering of the seminar – in Europe or Asia. So far, that has only happened in the US – at the University of Louisville in 2017 and 2019. But the interest in trying other venues led to the decision to pair the seminar with BCERC again in 2018 so it could be offered in Ireland – the first time outside North America. As of today, we have linked the seminar to BCERC three times – including at the University of Oklahoma – and AOM six times.
SE Seminars, 2010-2019
2010 | Syracuse, NY - Syracuse University
2011 | Syracuse, NY - Syracuse University
*2012 | Boston, MA - Northeastern University
*2013 | Orlando, FL - Fairfield Inn
*2014 | Philadelphia, PA - Villanova University
2015 | Vancouver, BC - Simon Fraser University
*2016 | Anaheim, CA - Homewood Suites
2017 | Louisville, KY - University of Louisville
2017 | Norman, OK - University of Oklahoma
*2018 | Dublin, Ireland - Dublin City University
2019 | Louisville, KY - University of Louisville
**2019 | Cambridge, MA - Harvard University
*Co-Taught with Professor Justin Craig
**Co-Taught with Professor Sophie Bacq
View past participants in the SE Doctoral Seminar