The New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre is pleased to announce the inaugural Massey University Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference which will be held at Massey University's innovative Albany Campus, in Auckland, New Zealand.

The scholarly enquiry of social innovation (SI) and social entrepreneurship (SE) is at an early stage. Extending conceptual underpinnings of SI and SE and effectively integrating theory and practice, is essential to the development of this emergent field. It is therefore relevant and timely that our Conference theme is:
Extending Theory, Integrating Practice

Keynote Speakers

Sir Ray Avery
Esteemed scientist and Founder and CEO of Medicine Mondiale, Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur 2011 and
New Zealander of the Year 2010

Professor Eleanor Shaw
Strathclyde University, UK
Professor Shaw will speak on entrepreneurial philanthropy and social Innovation.
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Professor Peter Frumkin
Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin

Professor Frumkin’s keynote is entitled ‘Measuring Social Enterprise Performance: Toward a Universal Dashboard’
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Professor Rob Paton
Nb:Unfortunately due to illness Prof Paton is now unable attend the conference.
Open University Business School, UK
Professor Paton will share insights on the measurement
of social enterprises and the assessment of social value.

Special Panel Discussion

Measuring Social Innovation and Impact: Issues, Problems and Solutions
Panel expert discussants include:

  • Vivian Hutchinson, Chair, NZ Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship
  • Viv Maidaborn, Director, Maidaborn Consulting, Coordinating Trustee of The Social Innovation Group
  • Sue Cooper CEO, Prometheus Finance
  • Maggie O'Caroll, CEO, The Women's Organisation, UK
  • David Earle, Ministry of Education

Special Sessions

Conducting and Publishing Social Entrepreneurship Research
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Evaluating the Success Factors for Establishing a Thriving Social Enterprise in Scotland: Case Studies to Inform and Inspire
Panel Participants:

  • Graham Bell, Chief Executive, Kibble, Scotland
  • Lesley Fuller, Funding, Marketing and Communications Manager, Kibble, Scotland

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Legal and organisational structures for social enterprises in NZ – where to next? Panel Participants:

  • Joanne Harland, Legal Adviser
  • David Clendon, MP (Green Party)
  • Morna Haist, Social Entrepreneur
  • Pete Russell, CEO of Ooooby

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Thanks to all those that participated in the Inaugural Social Innovation and Entreprenuership conference

Conference Proceedings

Conference proccedings are now available. »» view conference proceedings. (file is 9MB)

Conference Programme

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