November 3-5, 2010 @

New York University – Stern School of Business

As part of our annual Satter Conference of Social Entrepreneurs, we are convening a three-day conference dedicated to the ongoing development of theory and research on social entrepreneurship and its impact on global communities. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars in social entrepreneurship to discuss emerging concepts and themes in social entrepreneurship research.

Along with input and dialogue with practitioners on the third day, we also hope to develop a formal perceptual mapping that encapsulates how non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurial firms, governments, and public agencies view social entrepreneurship and its role in catalyzing innovation and change for individuals, communities, and our global society.

Conference Topics and Discussions

While contributions can represent a variety of viewpoints, perspectives or approaches, research and works that address persistent issues or provide new approaches and solutions are particularly welcome.  Conceptual papers, research papers presenting quantitative and /or qualitative data are invited, as well as case studies and practitioner contributions.  Here are several research suggestions that may be interesting and highly provocative, although abstracts/manuscripts that address other relevant and timely themes of social entrepreneurship but are not covered below are also welcome:

Social entrepreneurship process involving opportunity recognition and evaluation
Organizational forms of social enterprises
Challenges of scaling and measuring social impact
Emerging themes in social entrepreneurship education
Cross-cultural comparative studies in social entrepreneurship
Research challenges in social entrepreneurship

Abstract and Paper Submission and Review Process

Authors who wish to present their papers at the conference should submit electronically a three-page abstract (double-spaced, times new roman font) by

August 16th 2010

to Dr. Jill Kickul, Director, Stewart Satter Program in Social Entrepreneurship, NYU-Stern School of Business (

Abstracts will be selected and authors will be notified and invited by September 1, 2010 to submit a full paper due October 15, 2010.  The Satter Best Paper

Award ($5,000) will be granted for the best research paper presented at the conference.  Additional information including registration, cost, and schedule will be available and updated on our website soon.