Fifth International Research Conference on Social Enterprise

Fifth International Research Conference on Social Enterprise

The 5th International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, entitled Building a scientific field to foster the social enterprise eco-system was held in Helsinki, Finland, from June 30th to July 3rd, 2015.

The Conference, organized by EMES International Research Network in collaboration with the Finnish Network of Social Enterprise (FinSERN), has been structured around 15 thematic lines.

Dr. Simone Baglioni, Reader in Politics at Glasgow Caledonian University, and Stephanie Bräuer, project coordinator for the German part of EFESEIIS at Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster, have co-organised the panel “Path dependencies and development trajectories of social enterprises in different welfare regimes: a comparative perspective“ for the Conference’s thematic stream on Public policies, welfare systems and Institutionalisation.

 Prof. Annette Zimmer, Professor of Social Policy and Comparative Politics at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Münster, Germany, and scientific coordinator of German research team of EFESEIIS, together with Adalbert Evers (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany) and Giulia Galera (EURICSE and University of Trento, Italy) convened the Conferences thematic stream “Public policies, welfare systems and Institutionalisation”.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND UNIVERSALIST/GENEROUS WELFARE STATES
Chair: Simone Baglioni
Path dependency, welfare state and social enterprises: the development trajectory in Scotland. (M. Roy, R. MacLeod, Simone Baglioni and Stephen Sinclair, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health).
– I am new, no I am old! German Social enterprises as pioneers and saviors of the German welfare state (A. Zimmer and S. Brauer, University of Munster).
– Mind the Gap – Bridging the gap between rhetorical tradition and current welfare state policy in Sweden (H.T.R. Persson, and N. Hafen, Department of Leadership and strategy, University of Southern Denmark).
– Social Enterprises and the social economy sector in France between tradition and changes: “in” or “against” the market? (D. Chabanet, SciencesPo, Cevipof, Paris).

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN RESIDUAL AND POST-SOCIALIST WELFARE STATES
Chair: Stephanie Brauer
From spontaneous bottom-up development to top-down led evolution? Italian social enterprise sector at a crossroad. (E. Testi, M. Biggeri, M. Bellucci, S. Franchi, University of Florence).
The Polish social enterprise sector: following on Solidarity movement path? (E. Jozwik, University of Warsaw).
– Mapping of Social enterprise models in Macedonia. (D. Zdravev, Reactor – Macedonia).
Public policies, welfare systems and institutionalization through time: Evaluating implications they have for strategic and organizational choices among social enterprises in Serbia. (A.A. Miric and L. Lebedinski, Foundation for the Advancement of Economics, Belgrade, Serbia).

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