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Innovation Lecture Series - 2012

Dr Alex Nicholls
April 19 - 2012

Dr Alex Nicholls - Innovation Lecture 2012Institutional Dimensions of Social Innovation

The presentation considers the institutional drivers behind the emergence of social innovation in several contexts

Dr Alex Nicholls is University Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship within the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His research interests range across several key areas within social entrepreneurship and social innovation, including: the nexus of relationships between accounting, accountability and governance; public and social policy contexts; impact investing; and Fair Trade.

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Research Series - 2012

Dr Martin Hultman
6th December 2012

Dr Martin HultmanFinding sustainable pathways: Ecopreneurship in New Zealand and Sweden

Martin Hultman is postdoc at Umeå University and visiting scholar at Massey University's New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC). His current research is centered around environment, energy and technology focusing more specific on ecologically sustainable entrepreneurship, environmental utopias and expectations on clean technologies. Hultman has received a couple of research grants and currently he is on a two year full-time research scholarship from FORMAS. In his local community Hultman organize seminar series, set up cultural trails and edit the local newspaper. He has published three books in Swedish on energy history, posthumanities and risk theory and well as a few English journal articles.

His latest publications include; Transition delayed? The 1980s Ecotopia of WELGAS (in press); The socio-technological history of hydrogen and fuel cells 1978-2005 in Sweden; mapping the innovation trajectory (2012); Auto-mobility vs. Self-mobility and Collective Mobility: The Socio-cultural Implications of the Use of Car in Cyprus (2010); Back to the future: The dream of a perpetuum mobile in the atomic society and the hydrogen economy (2009).
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Professor Trish Corner
November 8 - 2012

Professor Trish CornerOn Opportunities, Dynamic Capabilities, and Interpersonal Capital: Adventures in Social Entrepreneurship Research

Patricia (Trish) Corner is Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship and HOD Research, in the Management Department, Faculty of Business at AUT University, New Zealand. She is an ANZAM Research Fellow 2010-2012 and 2013-2015 and on the Editorial Review Board, Academy of Management Learning and Education and Journal of Management & Organization.

Her research interest is entrepreneurship, especially how individual agency and connections enact new products and ventures. She also does research in sustainable management topics including social entrepreneurship and management spirituality. She serves as a trustee for the Yoga Education in Prisons Trust, a charitable trust working to rehabilitate prisoners through yoga http://www.yogainprisonstrust.org/.

Associate Professor Jay Weerawardena
May 9 - 2012

Associate Professor Jay WeerawardenaCompetitive Strategy in Socially Entrepreneurial Non-profit Organizations: Innovation and Differentiation

Innovation Lecture Series - 2011

The 2011 innovation lecture series featured four lectures by internationally reputed speakers on the themes of innovation, entrepreneurship and its social dimension.

Sir Ray Avery
December 1 - 2011

Sir Ray Avery - Innovation Lecture 2011Unlocking New Zealand’s knowledge bank

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

His presentation examined New Zealand's current education, governmental, private research and innovation landscapes, to highlight causes of New Zealand's poor Global Innovation Index. He canvassed practical low cost solutions for implementation of customer centric product realisation strategies, which he projects will dramatically improve the New Zealand Global Innovation Index score and provide sustainable and scalable export revenue generating business models.

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Professor Jill Kickul
July 12 - 2011

Sir Paul Callahan - Innovation Lecture 2011Where money and meaning intersect for social entrepreneurs: Understanding investor decisions

Professor Jill Kickul is Director of the Stewart Satter Program in Social Entrepreneurship, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, New York University Stern School of Business. With more than 80 papers in leading social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and innovation journals and books, Prof. Kickul is a widely published scholar. She is the author of Entrepreneurship Strategy: Changing Patterns in New Venture Creation, Growth, and Reinvention (Sage) and Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: The Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever-Changing World (Routledge 2011). She is a leading expert on entrepreneurship education development and curriculum design and currently chairs the Teaching Committee for the Academy of Management.

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan
June 7 - 2011

Sir Paul Callahan - Innovation Lecture 2011New Zealand's future prosperity: Perceptions of a scientist

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished and respected scientists.
He is a research leader in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and was founding director
of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, based at Victoria University.
He received the Rutherford Medal in 2005, New Zealand's highest accolade for science, and is the
recipient of several other prestigious prizes and awards acknowledging his contribution to science.
Not only is Paul an eminent scientist, but he is also at the forefront of linking science and business.
His 2009 book Wool to Weta, outlines a vision for NZ based on science, technology, innovation and intellectual property. His research has led to a new
venture, Magritek Ltd, a technology company creating innovative products in the fields of NMR and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

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Professor Thomas Hellmann
June 7 - 2011

Professor Thomas HellmanSharing the fruits of innovation among founders.
How new businesses tackle the tough decision of how to divide founder equity in entrepreneurial ventures.

Prof. Hellmann, an international expert in venture capital, entrepreneurship, innovation, strategic management
and public policy, is Professor in Finance and Policy at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
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