Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in South East Asia

Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in South East Asia

A plenary ICSEM session was organized within the international conference on social entrepreneurship that took place in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) on May 22-24, 2017.

This conference, entitled “Promoting Vibrant Entrepreneurship: An International Conference”, was hosted by the SESA Network. It brought together scholars, researchers, practitioners, educators, policy makers, business leaders and community members from across the globe to showcase their contributions to the fields of social entrepreneurship. It also served as a springboard for the development of a collaborative network to coordinate research and knowledge exchange, to support the development of effective practices, to promote progressive policies, to advance education and training, and to foster reciprocal collaboration in order to maximize the benefit of social entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia and beyond.

ICSEM Research Partners were involved in the conference in various ways: Three ICSEM Research Partners—namely Janelle Kerlin (USA), Sothy Khieng and Isaac Lyne (Cambodia)—were members of the Organizing Committee. Marie-Lisa Dacanay (ICSEM Partner in the Philippines) held a keynote address at the conference dinner and presented a contribution on social enterprise in the Philippines. Janelle Kerlin and Isaac Lyne were also involved as speakers in a plenary about “Opportunities for International Collaboration”. Last but not least, as mentioned above, a plenary session, on “Insights from Big Picture Initiatives”, was devoted to the ICSEM Project; it included inter alia presentations by Jacques Defourny (Project’s Scientific Coordinator) and ICSEM Research Partners Eric Bidet (South Korea/France), Sothy Khieng and Isaac Lyne.

Click here to download the full conference programme.