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About The Conference
  • About
  • Objectives
  • Highlights
  • Sub-Themes
  • Call for Papers
  • Key Dates / Venue
  • Registration
  • Committee

Conference Foreword

Social Entrepreneurship is oriented towards reversing an imbalance in the social, structural, political system by producing and sustaining positive social change via innovation in the social sector. Social businesses serve as catalysts for sustained development aiming to achieve a triple bottom line - social as well as sustainable financial returns through products, services and business practices that positively impact the environment.

Social Entrepreneurship as a catalyst for sustainable development has begun to take root in emerging economies and therefore, the conference is an effort in this direction.

This conference will provide a platform for the participants to interact with inspiring change makers, gain insights into the challenges of the social sector and evolve means to promote social entrepreneurship as a tool for social change.

Conference Objectives

The conference is aimed at:
  • Understanding the concept of Social Entrepreneurship focused on mitigating social problems in emerging economies.
  • Exploring the environment for Social Entrepreneurship at Macro and Micro levels.
  • Understanding the challenges faced by social entrepreneurs in scaling their organizations.
  • Appreciating the transformative power of innovative ideas for social change.
Relevance
Conference will be of relevance to academicians, practitioners, policy makers and other support organizations.

Event Highlights

Keynote Speeches: Eminent personalities from industry as well as academia will share their thoughts on the theme and its relevance.

Panel Discussions: Elite panelists from diverse domains will share their experiences on opportunities, plans and global implications of Social Entrepreneurship.

Plenary Session: Experts from the industry and academia will interact with the delegates in depth on different issues of social entrepreneurship.

Technical Sessions: Experts will speak about various topics related to the theme of the conference, followed by paper presentations.

Interactive Session: Eminent Social Entrepreneurs will be sharing their experiences and challenges during this session.


Conference Sub-Themes

  1. Social Entrepreneurship as a catalyst for rural revival.
  2. Social Entreprenurship: A tool for social change.
  3. Role of Government in supporting social entrepreneurship in developed and
    developing economies.
  4. Social Entrepreneurship Business Models / Cases.
  5. Social Entrepreneurship: Funding and Support Systems / Social Capital Markets.
  6. Empowerment of women / youth through Social Entrepreneurship.
  7. Social Entrepreneurship - Recent Research and Future Directions.
  8. Supporting Eco-System for Social Entrepreneurs.

Conference Call for Papers

Call for papers
Original contributions in the form of Research Papers, Case Studies and Conceptual Papers are invited on the suggested areas or any other topics relevant to the conference theme.
Guidelines for Authors
A Soft copy of the full paper with abstract, not exceeding 4000 words should be submitted in APA format, with a brief resume of the author, email ID and phone number. The full paper, accompanied by a statement of originality stating that the paper has not been published elsewhere and is the original work of the author, must be sent to the following email Ids:

The full paper will be subjected to blind review by a panel of eminent academicians and professionals. The acceptance of the paper will be communicated through email to the first author of the paper. All the selected papers will be published in an edited volume bearing ISBN number.
Paper in Absentia
The conference provides an opportunity to the authors to present the papers in absentia as well. Papers on the conference theme presented in absentia are eligible to be included in the conference proceedings and also get a certificate. The registration fee and dates will remain the same for the paper in absentia.

Conference Key Dates & Venue

Key Dates
Last date for submitting the full paper with abstract : 1st November, 2012
Notification of acceptance of full paper : 15th November, 2012
Venue
Rukkamma Raghavachar Auditorium
MLA Platinum Jubilee Building,
14th Cross Malleswaram,
Bangalore.

Guidelines for Submission

Participants should register for the conference by making payment of the registration charges as mentioned below

Participants Registration
before 15-11-2012
Registration
after 15-11-2012
International Delegates US 150 US 200
International Research Scholars US 100 US 150
Indian Delegates 2500 3000
Research Scholars & Alumni of MLAFGCW 1000 2000
Accompanying Person 1000 1500

Special discount of 10% will be given for three or more registrations from the same organization. Registration fee includes conference kit, conference certificate, working tea, lunch and dinner. In case of joint papers, each author will have to register individually. The registration fee is non-refundable. However, changes in name of the participant will be accepted.

Mode of payment: Indian delegates should pay the registration fee through demand draft favoring "Principal, MLA First Grade College for Women" payable at Bangalore. Name and address of the delegates should be written on the reverse side of the demand draft. International delegates and research scholars can pay registration fee in indian rupees on the spot. However, they should register online before the due date.

Conference Committee

Patrons : Smt. K. RUKMINI
President, Malleswaram Ladies' Association Bangalore, India
    Smt. MANGALA RAMACHANDRA
Hon. Secretary, Malleswaram Ladies' Association Bangalore, India
 
Advisory Committee : Ms. DHANWANTHRI
President, AWAKE, Bangalore, India
    Dr. MATHEW J. MANIMALA
Senior Professor, IIM, Bangalore, India
    Dr. SARAS SARASVATHY
Associate Professor, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA
    Dr. ARUNA CHANDRA
Professor of Management, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
    Mr. GOVIND SETLUR
Founder CEO, Enstage, California, USA
    Mr. MADAN PADAKI
Co-Founder "Head Held High" and Director Merittrac, Bangalore, India
 
Conference Chairperson : Prof. R. MADHAVI
Principal, MLA First Grade College for Women Bangalore, India
 
Conference Conveners : Dr. USHA DEVI N
Associate Professor, MLAFGCW
    Dr. BHAVANI H
Associate Professor, MLAFGCW
 
Conference Co-Conveners : Dr. REKHA H G
Associate Professor, MLAFGCW
    Smt. K. NAGALAKSHMI
Associate Professor, MLAFGCW
 
Organising Secretaries : Dr. RANI SANDHU
Smt. SUMANA H A
Smt. M. MAMATHA
Smt. A. M. SUJATHA
Mr. H. G. UMESHA
Smt. SHUBHA H L
Smt. R. UMA
MS. ASHWINI S.
CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE
Clearance certificate will be issued by the institution on request
Clearance certificate will be issued by the institution on request
Clearance certificate will be issued by the institution on request