Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The term “*new economy*” was coined in the 1990s to represent a movement from an industrial and manufacturing-based economy toward a more service-oriented economy that evolved substantially based on advancements in information technology. Although associated with the rise and fall of the, what the new economy really ushered in was a greater reliance by organizations on knowledge and human capital. Considerable research opportunities developed concerning ways to leverage these aspects of economic growth potential. Business schools are particularly well placed to examine the roles of knowledge and human capital in organizational success. As the primary Canadian forum for business scholars to discuss their ideas, the conference theme for ASAC 2009 focuses on creating the knowledge necessary to be successful in this new economy.

Deadline for paper submissions, symposia and workshop proposals is 30 January 2009.

More information can be found at:

2nd International CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy

2nd International Research Conference on the Social Economy organised by CIRIEC in Östersund (Sweden) on October 1 and 2, 2009 on the theme "The social economy in a world facing a global crisis." This call for papers will also soon be available in French, German and Spanish.

After the huge success of the first edition of the conference in Victoria (Canada), October 2007, we once more rely on your participation.

The abstracts should be between 250 and 500 words long and include a bibliography. Abstracts shall be submitted preferably in English until 2009/02/15 in order to simplify the work and selection procedure for the Scientific Committee. However optionally we will accept them as well in French, Spanish or German.

Additional information can be found on the conference website

2nd EMES International Conference on Social Enterprise

to take place on 1-4 July 2009 in Trento (Italy)

Call for abstracts deadline: January 30, 2009

This conference aims to facilitate a fruitful exchange of views among scholars - both senior and early-stage researchers - who have recently contributed to enrich the research and debate on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship.

A multi-disciplinary approach will be adopted with the goal of both carrying out an in-depth analysis of and valorizing the various contributions of the literature, from a theoretical as well as an empirical perspective. The ultimate objective of the conference is to favor a better understanding of the role of social enterprises in different contexts, in advanced as well as developing and transition countries.


1) Conceptual aspects
2) Legal frameworks and public policies
3) Theoretical analyses across disciplines
4) Innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise
5) Management issues
6) Governance models

For more information, download the call for papers at