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2017 Research Colloquium on Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeremy Thornton, Ph.D.
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The Brock School of Business at Samford University is pleased to host this the 2017 Research Colloquium on Social Entrepreneurship.


The colloquium is a small interdisciplinary gathering of scholars from business, nonprofit studies, economics, and public administration. It is designed to provide an opportunity for extended paper presentations and in-depth discussions with scholars in this emerging field of research.  Our thanks to the fine people at the UMKC Bloch School of Management who have hosted this annual event since 2012. 


·Venue: Brock School of Business at Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham, Alabama


·Dates: The colloquium begins on Thursday, May 18th 2017 with a Welcome Reception @ 6PM. Paper sessions will be held from 8AM – 5PM on Friday, May 19th, 2017.


·Registration: Registration is free, but space is limited to 30 participants. Priority will be allotted to those presenting papers. Please click the following link to register. We  request that you register by April 20th.


·Paper Submission: The colloquium will accept paper submissions for blind review. To submit a paper for consideration, please email the paper to me at by February 15th. We expect decisions on papers by March 1st.


·Transportation: Flights can easily be arranged to Birmingham – Shuttlesworth Airport (BHM). We recommend renting a car for local transportation, however Uber and taxis  are also available. Participants have a variety of hotels to choose from near Samford. We recommend the Courtyard Birmingham Homewood or Aloft Birmingham Soho  Square.


·If you choose to, we are arranging a group tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Thursday afternoon, May 18th. There is an extra fee ($15) for this event, payable  at the door. Please indicate in an email to me that you would like to attend this event.



For more information contact me, Scott Helm, UMKC @, or Gordon Shockley, ASU @


We look forward seeing you in Birmingham,





Jeremy Thornton, Ph.D.

Dwight Moody Beeson Chair of Business 
Professor of Economics
Yother Family Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship

Department of Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis


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