28 September, 2014

Public Lecture Series -- Social innovation for sustainable transition: The role of social enterprises (Room BS 1.03)

Tuesday 07.10.2014 19.00-20.30
Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences, Room BS 1.03

Public Lecture by Dr. Benjamin Huybrechts, University of Liège

The public lecture will first explore the notions of social innovation and social enterprise and examine how these concepts relate to each other. We will then examine the emergence of social enterprises as "hybrid organizations" combining logics of the state, communities and the market. The focus will be laid on the potential of social enterprises to offer innovative answers to current societal challenges. Moreover, we will look at how these innovative answers lead to the emergence of new market categories that are populated not only by social enterprises but also by mainstream businesses. The cases of fair trade and renewable energy will be used to illustrate the dynamics of these "mixed-form" markets. Finally, we will explore to what extent social enterprises, together with other actors, can contribute to a transition towards a more sustainable economic system.

Dr. Benjamin Huybrechts, Assistant Professor at HEC Management School, University of Liege (Belgium). He is the holder of the SRIW-Sowecsom Chair in Social Enterprise Management, a member of the Centre for Social Economy and belongs to several academic networks (EMES, EGOS, ISTR, Fairness, RIODD, AES, etc.). He holds a PhD in Economics and Management (University of Liege) and has been on a post-doctoral research stay at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School (University of Oxford). Besides several book chapters and a book on Fair Trade Social Enterprises (Routledge, 2012), he has published articles in the Journal of Business Ethics, the Annals of Public and Co-operative Economics, the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and the Social Enterprise Journal.

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Schéi Gréiss - Mit freundlichen Grüßen - Meilleures salutations - With kind regards

Danielle Schwirtz-Lejeune
Secrétariat de Dr Ariane König,
Responsable pour le Développement Durable
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