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10TH WORKSHOP ON THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING THE THIRD SECTOR


EDINBURGH, UK, JUNE 11-12, 2015
HOSTED BY

CHAIRPERSONS

Bernd HELMIG
Department of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management
University of Mannheim, Germany

Marc JEGERS
Department of Applied Economics
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Irvine LAPSLEY
University of Edinburgh Business School, U.K.
 

LOCAL ORGANISER

Yvonne CRICHTON
University of Edinburgh Business School
 

BACKGROUND

The Third Sector - broadly defined as the voluntary, charitable, co-operative, religious, health and educational organisations which sit outside the confines of the private (‘profit’) and public sectors - is facing a rapidly changing environment which challenges its efficient management and continuation. This research workshop seeks to examine current influences on the effective operation of these non-profit organisations. We are interested in high quality research papers which address the managerial challenges facing this sector. The organisers are particularly interested in the results of managerial, economic and inter-disciplinary approaches.

This workshop will be of interest to researchers active in this area but also to policy-makers, senior managers and practitioners from all disciplines.
 

PROGRAMME

CLICK HERE for the final programme. 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The purpose of the workshop 'The challenges of managing the third sector' is to present and discuss in a stimulating academic environment high quality research papers exploring contemporary challenges in managing all kinds of non profit organisations (NPOs).

Topics of potential interest include, but are not limited to:
    • Policy constraints on managing NPOs
    • Objectives, performance measurement, and impact of NPOs
    • Financial constraints and fundraising in NPOs
    • The role and managerial challenges of NPOs in transition countries
    • Ethical issues versus commercialisation of NPOs & commodification of their services 
    • The partnership between NPOs and business firms: sponsoring, strategic alliances and cause-related marketing
    • The partnership between NPOs and public organisations: joined-up planning and delivery in the transformation of public welfare 
    • Social entrepreneurship and the emergence of social enterprises
    • Reason and consequences of the introduction of private sector managerial techniques in NPOs
    • Engaging, organizing and managing people in NPOs
    • The role of accounting and financial measures in the Third Sector 
    • Vision, strategy making and strategizing in the Third Sector
    • Marketing management in the Third Sector
    • Inter-disciplinary approaches to interpret the challenges of the Third Sector

There are no particular paper requirements, but they should not be too long (preferably 8,000 words).

SUBMISSION CLOSED

DEADLINES

Submission of full papers: 28 February 2015
Notification: as of 20 March 2015
Registration of authors: 18 April 2015
 

SPECIAL ISSUE

A selection of the best papers will be eligible for submission to a symposium section in Voluntas.
More Information will be offered during the workshop.
 

PRACTICALITIES

VENUE

University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place
EDINBURGH EH8 9JS, UK
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ACCOMMODATION
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ONLINE REGISTRATION

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
300 € (Exclusive of VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 390 € (Exclusive of VAT)

Cancellations made before May 20, 2015 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

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ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: cristina.setyar@eiasm.be