International Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, 22 April 2016
Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP), National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Auditorium
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updated 18 April 2016

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15

Welcome Note
Jumana Zahalka, Assistant Dean, NUS Business School

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Speech: Successful Social Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Positive Social Change
Ute Stephan, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director of the Aston Centre for Research into International Entrepreneurship and Business, Aston University, U.K.
10:00 – 12:00

Plenary Session

  • Plenary Speech: Selco's journey through challenges and moving beyond
    Harish Hande, Managing Director and Co-founder, SELCO India
  • Facing challenges and failures: Coping strategies of pioneering small and medium-sized Social Enterprises

Moderator: Laina Greene, Associate Director of ACSEP (Community Development), NUS Business School
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Academic session chaired by:
Albert Chu-Ying Teo, Associate Professor in Department of Management & Organization , Director of Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme, National University of Singapore (NUS)
13:00 – 13:40

Blended Value Accounting and Social Enterprise Success
John Anner, Walden University, USA
Discussant: Aimee Shih (NUS) & David Soukhasing (ANGIN)

13:40 – 14:20 The Reciprocity of Financial and Social Performance in Social Enterprises: Evidence from MFIs
Achsah Xiaohui Ang, Gabriel Henry Jacob, Swee Sum Lam, and Weina Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Discussant: Johan Sulaeman (NUS) & Harish Hande (SELCO India)
14:20 – 15:00 Common key Pattern of Innovation under Disadvantage by Social Enterprise for the Disabled Persons: Preliminary Comparative Cases of Victory Disabled Potential Center in Taiwan and Laksania Spice Connect in Singapore
Chuan-Cheng Chen
and Shu-Hsian Tsen, Providence University, Taiwan
Discussant: Foo Maw-Der (NUS) & Helianti Hilman (JAVARA)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
Academic session chaired by:
Foo Maw-Der, Associate Professor, Division of Engineering & Technology Management, National University of Singapore (NUS)
15:30 – 16:10 Funding Social Enterprises: Evidence from a Cross National Million Dollar Data
Marina Harper and Una Osili, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University, USA
Discussants: Sampsa Samila (NUS) & Prasoon Kumar (BillionBricks)
16:10 – 16:50 Transition to Profit Purpose in Social Enterprises
Ganesh Prabhu and Rajani Singh, Indian Institute of Management, India
Discussants: Amy Yi Ou (NUS) & Jeremy Nguyen-Phuong (Ashoka)
16:50 – 17:30 Understanding the Impact of Social Enterprise on the Role of the Third Sector
Echo Lei Wang, National University of Singapore – King's College London, UK
Discussants: Junjian Yi (NUS) & Martina Mettgenberg Lemière (AVPN)
17:30 – 17:40 Closing Speech
Keith Chua, Chairman of ACSEP Advisory Board and Executive Chairman, ABR Holdings Ltd
17:40 – 18:00 Networking