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2023 Social Entrepreneurship Doctoral Seminars – in Knoxville, TN, June 10-15 – and in Boston, MA, August 8-13

  • 1.  2023 Social Entrepreneurship Doctoral Seminars – in Knoxville, TN, June 10-15 – and in Boston, MA, August 8-13

    Posted 02-09-2023 21:41

    *Apologies for Cross-Postings*


    Social Entrepreneurship Doctoral Seminar

    June 10-15, 2023

    August 8-13, 2023

    Two week-long intensive social entrepreneurship doctoral seminars will be offered by Professors Tom Lumpkin and Sophie Bacq this summer: the first one during the week following the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in Knoxville, TN-June 10-15, 2023, local host: Management & Entrepreneurship Department at The University of Tennessee-and the second one during the week following the Academy of Management meeting in Boston, MA-August 8-13, 2023, local host: Social Innovation and Change Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. 

    The seminar provides an in-depth survey of the core concepts and primary literature in the social entrepreneurship domain, as well as guidance for critical thinking and development as a social entrepreneurship scholar. Since 2010, the seminar has been offered annually to an international audience in locations around North America and Europe.


    For more information, please go to the following website: 


    Students will apply and be admitted based on their qualifications and letters of interest. A maximum of ten students per seminar will be admitted (including 1-2 slots for faculty who may be interested). Students will be expected to read approximately 50 academic journal articles and prepare discussion questions and notes prior to the intensive seminar. During the months immediately following the seminar, students seeking course credit will be asked to write an article for submission to a journal and/or academic conference. As such, the course will meet the contact hours and scholarly requirements to qualify as a 3-hour doctoral level credit course.

    Collaborations originating from relationships formed during past seminars have generated articles published in Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, International Small Business Journal, and numerous conference presentations. 


    To learn more and request information about applying for the seminar, go to The deadline for applying is March 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


    Tom Lumpkin, Ph.D.

    Visiting Senior Research Associate, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee

    Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma

    Sophie Bacq, Ph.D.

    Larry and Barbara Sharpf Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

    Kelley School of Business, Indiana University