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4th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) 12-14 September, 2012

The University of Sheffield Management School is proud to be involved in organising the 4th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) to be held in Birmingham, UK from September 12-14, 2012. Each year ISIRC brings together the international academic community focusing on social entrepreneurship, enterprise and innovation. Confirmed speakers include Dennis Young (Georgia State University), Alex Nicholls (Oxford University), Graham Smith (University of Southampton), Pascal Dey (St Gallen University), Pete Alcock (University of Birmingham), Fergus Lyon (Middlesex University) and Roger Spear (the Open University).

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 20 April.  Please see the website http://www.tsrc.ac.uk/NewsandEvents/ISIRC/tabid/875/Default.aspx for more details.

The conference organisers will be editing a special issue of the International Journal of Public Sector Management ( http://www.tsrc.ac.uk/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=0CwPlpXjbAo%3D&tabid=392&mid=959) drawing upon papers from the conference. Other selected papers will be fast-tracked for publication in Social Enterprise Journal and the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.

Dr Ute Stephan member of the Institute of Work Psychology and the Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development, and director of the new MSc in Leadership is involved in ISIRC on behalf of the University of Sheffield Management School.

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