Social innovation in the 21st Century: Beyond Welfare Capitalism?

Call for papers and panels

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8th International Social Innovation Research Conference 2016

Glasgow Caledonian University 5-7th September 2016

ISIRC is the world’s leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference.  The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. Conference streams include Social investment, Hybridity and conflicting logics, Economic underpinnings of social innovation, Expanding the frontiers of social innovation theory, and Public Policy & Social Innovation.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Professor Taco Brandsen (Radboud University)

Professor Alex Nicholls (University of Oxford)

Professor Rafael Ziegler (University of Greifswald)

Submitting a paper

Submit a one page abstract via the website ( for single papers – submission deadline is Friday, 1st April 2016.

If you are interested in proposing a panel submission (3 or 4 papers) please contact Simon Teasdale via email: (

Publication outlets

Selected full papers will be fast-tracked for publication in Special Editions of: the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship , Social Enterprise Journal and the International Handbook of Public Policy and Social innovation.

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