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5TH WORKSHOP ON THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING THE THIRD SECTOR


BELFAST, IRELAND, SEPTEMBER 6-7, 2005
CHAIRPERSONS

Professor Bernd HELMIG
Department of Business Administration - Chair of NPO Management and Marketing
Universität Freiburg
SWITZERLAND

Professor Marc JEGERS
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
BELGIUM

Professor Irvine LAPSLEY
IPSAR, School of Management
University of Edinburgh
U.K.

LOCAL ORGANISER

Professor Noel HYNDMAN
Queen’s University Belfast
U.K.

BACKGROUND

The Third Sector - such as the voluntary, charitable, financial co-operative, religious, health and educational organisations which sit outside the confines of the private and public sectors - is facing a rapidly changing environment which challenges its continuation in its present form. 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 conference will be of interest to researchers active in this area but also to policy-makers, senior managers and practitioners from all disciplines in non-profit organisations.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The purpose of the workshop 'The challenges of managing the third sector' is to present and discuss in a stimulating environment high quality research papers on all relevant aspects of managing small and large non profit organisations. Both theoretical and empirical papers, including excellent case studies and papers written by senior managers/policymakers/practitioners, will be welcomed.

Suggestions for specific domains to be dealt with are :

· policy constraints on npo management
· funding constraints on npo management
· ethical issues versus commercialisation and commodification
· the introduction of private sector managerial techniques in npos
· the role of sponsors
· problems of fundraising
· functional management of npos : accounting, finance, marketing, human resources
· strategy and npo objectives
· npo management in transition economies
· inter-disciplinary approaches to the challenges of the Third Sector

A selection of the best papers will be eligible for a special issue of the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Services (Zeitschrift für öffentliche und gemeinwirtschaftliche Unternehmen) in 2005-2006.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Click HERE for the Workshop Program.

LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS

Please click HERE for a list of the Accepted Papers

PRACTICALITIES

LOCATION :

The workshop will be held in the Queen's University Belfast - Lanyon Building: http://www.qub.ac.uk/

There will be an overhead projector, screen and data projector in the Council Chamber for the presentations.

History of Queen’s :

Queen's University Belfast has a record of academic achievement which stretches back more than 150 years.
Founded by Queen Victoria, the Queen's University in Ireland, was designed to be a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin which was controlled by the Anglican Church.
The University was made up of three Queen's Colleges - in Cork, Galway and Belfast. Although it was the first University in the north of Ireland, Queen's drew on a tradition of learning which goes back to 1810 and the foundation of the Belfast Academical Institution.
Its collegiate department, which provided University-style education, closed with the establishment of Queen's and four of its professors and many of its students transferred to the new college.
Founded in 1845, it was 1849 when the first students entered the magnificent new college building designed and built by Charles Lanyon. Since then, the University estate has grown to more than 300 buildings - many of them listed for their architectural importance. The first batch of students numbered 90. Today there are some 23,000.

GETTING TO QUEEN'S :

There are two airports serving Belfast:

· Belfast City Airport (BHD) is three miles from the city centre: http://www.belfastcityairport.com
· Belfast International Airport (BFS) is nineteen miles from Belfast at Aldergrove. A shuttle service connects with the city centre, operated by Ulsterbus: http://www.bial.co.uk/en/

Detailed information to and from the airports to the city centre can be found at these websites and also at the following university website:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/TheUniversity/Location/TravellingtotheUniversity/

Note - Taking a taxi directly from Belfast International Airport to the University is expensive - approx. £20-£25.

Click HERE for a map of the Belfast area and HERE for a map of Queen's University Campus.

Here is also another useful map of Belfast in PDF format.

ACCOMMODATION :

Here are some hotels suggested. These hotels are located in the university surroundings.
You are requested to contact them directly to make your reservation.

HOTELS :

Malone Lodge Hotel
Eglantine Avenue - Belfast
Single room B.B. £70 - Double room B.B. £85
Tel: +44 (0)2890388000 - Fax: +44 (0)2890388088

Holiday Inn Express
University Street - Belfast
Midweek (Mon-Thurs) £64.95 B.B. - Weekend £59 B.B.
Tel: +44 (0)2890311909 - Fax: +44 (0)2890311910
http://www.expressbyholidayinn.belfast.ichotelsgroup.com/

Wellington Park Hotel
Malone Road - Belfast
Single Room B.B. £71.50 - Double/Twin B.B. £82.50 (have quiet rooms at back)
Tel: +44 (0)2890381111 - Fax: +44 (0)2890385055
http://www.wellingtonparkhotel.com/

Jury's Inn Hotel
Fisherwick Place - Belfast
Single Room £69 B.B. - Double/Twin Room £76 B.B.
Tel: +44 (0)2890533500
http://www.jurysdoyle.com

LOCAL GUESTHOUSE :

Ash-Rowan Guesthouse - 12 Windsor Avenue - Belfast
Rooms ensuite from £48-£56 B&B
Tel: +44 (0)2890661758
Fax: +44 (0)2890663227
(highly recommended)(non-smoking)

The attendance fees mentioned below include ; the attendance to the workshop, the workshop documents, the 2 lunches, the workshop dinner and the morning and afternoon refreshments.

Dinner will be held in the’ Great Hall’ at Queen's University Belfast at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 September.

 Fees will be posted shortly

Cancellations made before August 20, 2005 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

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Audrey O'Connor - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: info@eiasm.be