GCSEN Foundation selected as presenter at the 13th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference

The 13th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference is the world’s largest Social Entrepreneurship academic conference featuring leading thought leaders

Online PR News – 12-November-2016 – Los Angeles, California – Social entrepreneurs act with purpose for people, planet and profit. The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network Foundation (GCSEN) CEO, Professor Michael Caslin, will be presenting at the 13th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Northeastern University’s D’amore-McKim School of Business in Los Angeles, CA on Nov. 11–12, 2016.

It is the world’s largest Social Entrepreneurship academic conference featuring leading thought leaders in keynotes and panels convening many dozens of academic scholars, practitioners and students in social entrepreneurship to discuss emerging theory, research, strategies, innovations, tools, concepts and themes in social entrepreneurship research.

Abstracts were received from over twenty-five countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UAE, UK and the USA.

Professor Mike Caslin will be presenting GCSEN Foundation’s paper on behalf of its Social Entrepreneurship Institute’s Members listed below for “Organizing the Social Enterprise from Startup to Transformative Scale”. A rigorous prac-ademic approach (practitioner focused practical tools supported by academic strength) will be explored. The paper was co-authored by practitioners and professors which include:

Mike Caslin – CEO, Adjunct Professor at GCSEN Foundation, Babson College Executive Education
Len Green – Featured Lecture, Babson College
Mary Kate Naatus Ph.D. – Professor, St. Peter’s University
Nancy Scott Ph.D. -Professor, Wheaton College
Joseph Szocik- Research and Innovation, GCSEN
Over the years, the conference has hosted other experts in the field which include Nobel Laureates Muhammad Yunus and Michael Spence as well as Bill Drayton, Jed Emerson, Jacqueline Novogratz, Andrew Kassoy, Susan Davis, Greg Dees, David Bornstein, Cheryl Dorsey, Linda Rottenberg, Mark Kramer, Jason Saul, Billy Shore, Scott Harrison, Tom Szaky, Darell Hammond, Scott Barrie, Laura Callanan, Brian Trelstad, Sara Olsen, and Tris Lumley among others.

This confluence of the leading thought leaders, scholars and social entrepreneurs will further accelerate the growth and development in the theory and research in the transformative field of social entrepreneurship.

Professor Caslin believes that, “Social Entrepreneurship offers the best way forward toward peace and prosperity. Powered by Millennial college and graduate students and adult learners and doers, supported by outstanding faculty and impact investors and visionary philanthropists The DDS Foundation, Sobrato-Brisson Trust of Silicon Valley Community Foundation and The Lois and Len Green Foundation, we are supporting an emerging and powerful, market-based transformative force for local economies and beyond. We at GCSEN Foundation believe this will be the most powerful, practical and proven wealth creating, poverty reducing, local economy building force for good to be seen in the Millennial driven economy in the decades to come”.

This conference was made possible by the bold and visionary leadership of the conference’s co-directors Jill R. Kickul and Sophie Bacq. Jill is the Founding Director of the Annual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, now the largest academic conference in the field and has a bestselling book, Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: The Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever Changing World, which has been adopted for the classroom by over 80 universities. Sophie is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Northeastern University in Boston, where she teaches social entrepreneurship and microfinance at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Sophie’s research is situated at the intersection of social entrepreneurship, strategy and governance with a focus on understanding how hybridity is managed in social enterprises and how societal-level outcomes are achieved.

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