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Emerging Trends and Methods in Social Enterprises Research


Emerging Trends and Methods in Social Enterprises Research


Social enterprises — enterprises pursuing the dual mission of financial sustainability and social purpose — are becoming important actors in addressing poverty and achieving sustainable development goals. This course will provide a broad overview of foundational topics in the field of social enterprise and will discuss emerging trends and methods in conducting social enterprise research.

The main objectives of the course are:

  • To familiarize participants with the theoretical underpinnings of social enterprise research.
  • To introduce participants to the various methodological approaches to conduct research in the social enterprise field.
  • To enhance critical reading and writing skills necessary for academic scholars.

This course uses a discussion-based model. Class seminars will be used in critically reviewing the assigned readings and in identifying theoretical and empirical debates associated with the key themes of the seminar.

Each participant will write a critical reflection of each seminar. Critical reflection should include the following points:

  • What is the core arguments and assumptions of the article?
  • What theory and methods are used in the article?
  • What contribution the article makes to the literature?
  • How does it fit with other works we have read?
  • What criticisms of the readings are warranted?

Short research proposal: approximately 1000 words long. The primary purpose of the course is to enhance participants’ ability to conduct scholarly research in this area. This assignment will allow participants to develop, refine and present their own research ideas. The proposal should include a key research question, theoretical approach and method to be used.

Course Instructors:

  • Dr Babita Bhatt (Australian National University, Canberra)
  • Dr Israr Qureshi (Australian National University, Canberra)
  • Dr Dhirendra Mani Shukla (Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur)
January 6 to 11, 2020 (One week, Monday to Saturday)
IIM Udaipur
Who Should AttendAll doctoral students who are currently enrolled in PhD/FPM program across India.
Course FeesThe participation fee is Rs.5000/-
The above fee includes meals and lodging in IIMU campus, all instructional materials, 24 hr free internet facility.
Only selected applicants will be required to pay the participation fee.
This program will be conducted at IIM Udaipur, Balicha - 313001, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
The accommodation will be available for participants from 12.00 noon on January 5th to 12.00 noon on January 12th, 2020.

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