International Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, 22 May 2015

Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP), National University of Singapore

Hon Sui Sen Auditorium, 1 Hon Sui Sen Drive, Singapore 117588

9:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 9:45

Low Tuck Kwong Professor Sumit Agarwal, Vice-Dean (PhD & Research) of NUS Business School, Professor of Economics, Finance and Real Estate, National University of Singapore

9:45 – 10:30

Keynote Speech: Regulation, Validation, Certification, or Other Approaches? Regulating Social Enterprise in Comparative Perspective: Differing Approaches in an Evolving Field
Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

10:30 – 11:00

Tea Break

11:00 – 11:30

Paper 1: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Analysis
Barbara Scheck and Lena Luetjens, University of Hamburg, Germany
Discussant: Dr. Joppe M. L. (Erasmus)

11:30 – 12:00

Paper 2: Cross-National Million-Dollar Philanthropy and Social Enterprise in the United States and Singapore
Una Osili, Jacqueline Ackerman, and Yanman Li, Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy, USA
Discussant: Dr. Aimee Shih (NUS)

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

Opening Comments for Plenary Session
Mr Keith Chua, ACSEP Advisory Board Chairman

Plenary Session: Pushing the boundaries of Social Enterprise Sector in Asia

  • Matthew Spacie, Founder and Executive Chairman, Magic Bus, India
  • Ken Ito, Visiting Senior Researcher, SFC Research Institute, Keio University, Japan
  • Patsian Low, Head of DBS Foundation, Singapore
  • Sasa Vucunic, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at North Base Media, Indie Voices Project

Moderated by Swee-Sum Lam, Associate Professor of Finance, Director of ACSEP, National University of Singapore, Singapore

14:00 – 14:30

Paper 3: Exploring scaling processes, business models and social innovation in a non-supportive institutional context: a multiple case study among Dutch social enterprise start-ups
Joppe M.L. Ter Meer and Lucas C. P. M. Meijs, Erasmus University, the Netherlands
Discussant: Professor Mark Sidel (UWM)

14:30 – 15:00

Paper 4: A Case Study on SK Happy Narae – the Largest Social Enterprise in South Korea
Rahul Anand, Sung-Jun Park and Jiho Park,  KAIST College of Business, South Korea
Discussant: Dr. Amy Yi Ou (NUS)

15:00 – 15:30

Paper 5: Asia's Impact Angels: How Business Angel Investing can Support Social Enterprise in Asia
Rob John, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Discussant: Dr. Sampsa Samila (NUS)

15:30 – 16:00

Paper 6: Making Sense of Social Enterprises in Singapore: A Loop Learning Process
Swee-Sum Lam, David Jeremiah Seah and Weina Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Discussant: Associate Professor Yeo Wee Yong (NUS)

16:00 – 16:30

Networking Tea

*Session Chairperson: Associate Professor Yupana Wiwattanakantang (NUS)

*Programme subject to change
Updated as at 19/05/15