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Special Lecture: Social Entrepreneurship – the change we all need?

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

Speakers

Professor of Management, Organization and Leadership, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Academic Editor Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanfort Universtiy, Stanfort Abstract Key Note
Social Entrepreneurs offer innovative solutions for a broad variety of social problems not addressed or not addressed effectively by the public and private sector. Money is typically not the most critical resource. What are scarce are good ideas and individuals and organizations coming up with and implementing novel solutions. Social Entrepreneurs spot gaps in the system and develop new and innovative models to meet social needs in a sustainable way.

Johanna Mair shows how inclusive and creative thinking and acting is able to kickstart social change.
Geschäftsführer, MAPP-Empowerment gGmbH, Magdeburg
Chairman of the Board, Essl Foundation MGE - Zero Project, Klosterneuburg Abstract
Die Familie Essl und bauMax definieren Erfolg schon seit vielen Jahren nicht ausschließlich über die Gewinnmaximierung: Gewinne sind ökonomisch notwendig, ein Unternehmen hat aber auch seine soziale und ökologische Verantwortung wahrzunehmen. Vor drei Jahren haben Gerda und Martin Essl einen weiteren wichtigen Schritt in diese Richtung gesetzt und die Essl Foundation gegründet. Diese vergibt seit 2008 jährlich den internationalen Essl Social Prize mit einem Preisgeld von ¬ 1 Mio an herausragende Social Entrepreneurs. Aus der Überzeugung, dass es bei der Lösung der drängendsten sozialen Probleme unternehmerisch denkender Menschen bedarf, werden diese für ihre nachhaltigen und System verbessernden Projekte unterstützt.
Head, Institute for Nonprofit-Management, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Abstract
Social Entrepreneurship (SE) gewinnt in Wissenschaft und Praxis an Momentum und Aufmerksamkeit: Durch die Förderung unternehmerischen Denkens und Handelns sowie die Anwendung betriebswirtschaftlicher Methoden sollen soziale Herausforderungen besser bewältigt werden. SE als hybride Organisationsform wird dabei eine im Vergleich zu Staat und Markt, aber auch im Vergleich zu klassischen NPO höhere Lösungskompetenz zugeschrieben. Zuletzt kamen vor allem von privaten Philanthropen und großen Unternehmen Impulse zur Unterstützung von SE. Trotz der hohen Erwartungen fehlt aber nach wie vor ein Konsens über Begriff und Funktion von Social Entrepreneurship

In the last decade, Social Entrepreneurship (SE) and Social Business turned into popular concepts both in research and in praxis. Entrepreneurial thinking and decision making and the application of business-like concepts and methods should provide better solutions for social and environmental problems. Social enterprises, hybrid organizations as they are, combine the best of the three worlds business, civil society, and state. Within the last years, philanthropists have invested much hope and money into SE. Despite these optimistic expectations we still lack clarity about concepts and functions of SE, and we still lack empirical evidence for SE's impact.
Executive Director, Ashoka Germany GmbH, Munich
Editor, Author and Columnist; Founding Editor, Fast Company Magazine, New York Chair

Ph.D. Johanna MAIR

Professor of Management, Organization and Leadership, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Academic Editor Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanfort Universtiy, Stanfort

1991 Bachelor, Social and Economic Sciences, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1993 Post-Graduate Diploma, International Relations, The Johns Hopkins University - The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna
1998 Master of Science, Management, INSEAD, Fontainebleau
2001 Ph.D., Management (Strategy), INSEAD, Fontainebleau
2001-2011 Associate Professor, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona
2001-2006 Assistant Professor, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona
2006 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Summer Institute on "Economy and Society: Trajectories of Capitalism", Stanford
2008 SCANOR Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, Stanford
2009 Visiting Scholar (sabbatical), Stanford University, Stanford
2010 Visiting Scholar (sabbatical), Harvard Business School, Boston
since 2010 Visiting Scholar and Academic Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University, Stanford
2012-2013 Visiting Professor, Social Entrepreneurship, INSEAD, Fontainebleau and Singapore
since 2012 Professor, Management, Organization and Leadership, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Martin ESSL

Chairman of the Board, Essl Foundation MGE - Zero Project, Klosterneuburg

1982 Graduation from Handelsakademie (Higher Secondary Business School)
1983-1984 Retail traineeship in the USA
  Management Assistant at Schömer bauMax group
  Builds controlling and cost accounting system
  Develops enterprise resource planning system
  Granted power of attorney
  Shareholder of Schömer bauMax group
1984-1989 Entry into the Schömer bauMax group
1989-1999 Vice Chairman of the Management Board, Managing Director oft the Schömer bauMax group
since 1999 Chariman of the Management Board of bauMax group
2007 Founding of the Essl Social Prize

Mag. Dr. Michael MEYER

Head, Institute for Nonprofit-Management, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

1989-1992 Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Marketing, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1992-1994 Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Cultural Management, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1994-1997 Research Assistant, Project "Language of Diplomacy", funded by Austrian Science Funds, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna; Institute of Sociology, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1997-1998 Research Assistant, Project "Managers between Private and Work-Life", funded by Austrian Science Funds, Vienna University of Business and Economics
1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Institute for Organisational Behaviour, Vienna University of Business and Economics
2002-2005 Associate Professor, Institute for Organisational Behaviour, Vienna University of Business and Economics

MA, MPM Felix OLDENBURG

Executive Director, Ashoka Germany GmbH, Munich

 Felix Oldenburg findet und fördert als Hauptgeschäftsführer von Ashoka Deutschland Social Entrepreneurs mit großen Ideen zur Lösung gesellschaftlicher Probleme und verbindet sie mit einem Netzwerk von 2.500 Ashoka Fellows in 70 Ländern. Er hat Erfahrung als Gründer, Projektpionier und Berater an den Schnittstellen von Politik, Unternehmen und Sozialem Sektor und publizierte zu den Themen Bürgerbeteiligung, Governance und CSR. Felix Oldenburg hat Philosophie an den Universitäten Bonn, Tübingen und Oxford sowie Politikmanagement in Washington DC (Georgetown) studiert.

Alan M. WEBBER

Editor, Author and Columnist; Founding Editor, Fast Company Magazine, New York

 Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author, and columnist. In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, a fresh, dynamic entry in the business magazine category. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the magazine became the fastest growing, most successful business magazine in history. Fast Company won 2 national magazine awards - one for general excellence, one for design - and Webber was named Adweek s Editor of the Year in 1999, along with co-founding editor William Taylor.
 In 2000 Fast Company magazine was sold to Gruner + Jahr for the second largest amount of any magazine in U.S. history. Last year Webber stepped down from his full-time editorial responsibilities, but has retained his title and contributing role as founding editor.
 Prior to founding Fast Company, Webber was for 5 years the managing editor and editorial director of the Harvard Business Review. During his tenure, HBR was twice a finalist for National Magazine awards; he oversaw the journal s visual redesign and created the architecture for the journal s editorial performance that continues to this day. Earlier in his career Webber was also active in the world of alternative newspapers: He worked as an editor at Willamette Week newspaper in Portland, Oregon, overseeing that paper s commentary, editorial, and op-ed section, and helped to found The Oregon Times, a political paper headed by a protégé of I.F. Stone. Webber is the co-author of two business-related books, Changing Alliances, a Harvard Business School study of the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry, and Going Global, a look at the techniques and tactics needed to succeed in the global economy. His articles and columns have appeared in The New York Times Sunday magazine, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Tiimes, among other publications.
 He has also been active at local, state, and national political levels, serving as policy advisor for the mayor of Portland, Oregon, writing speeches for several governors, and working as special assistant to the United States Secretary of Transportation.

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