AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Asia ACSEP: International Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship 2015


Hon Sui Sen Auditorium, 1 Hon Sui Sen Drive, Singapore 117588



Date & time

22 May 2015



22 May 2015


About this event


Social enterprises and social entrepreneurs are paving the way for new and novel solutions to address the myriad unmet social needs facing Asia and the world. This symposium brings together academics and practitioners to discuss the trends, success and impact of these initiatives to provide sustainable, long-term solutions for the social issues plaguing society.


mark sidel



Research Paper Presenters

Research Paper Presenters


9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome
Low Tuck Kwong Professor Sumit Agarwal, Vice-Dean (PhD & Research) of NUS Business School, Professor of Economics, Finance and Real Estate, National University of Singapore
9:45 – 10:30 Keynote Speech: Regulation, Validation, Certification, or Other Approaches? Regulating Social Enterprise in Comparative Perspective: Differing Approaches in an Evolving Field
Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
10:30 – 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 – 11:30 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Analysis
Barbara Scheck and Lena Luetjens, University of Hamburg, Germany
Discussant: Dr. Joppe M. L. (Erasmus)
11:30 – 12:00 Cross-National Million-Dollar Philanthropy and Social Enterprise in the United States and Singapore
Una Osili, Jacqueline Ackerman, and Yanman Li, Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy, USA
Discussant: Dr. Aimee Shih (NUS)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Plenary Session: Pushing the boundaries of Social Enterprise Sector in Asia

  • Matthew Spacie, Founder and Executive Chairman, Magic Bus, India
  • Ken Ito, Visiting Senior Researcher, SFC Research Institute, Keio University, Japan
  • Patsian Low, Head of DBS Foundation, Singapore
  • Sasa Vucunic, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at North Base Media, Indie Voices Project

Moderated by Swee-Sum Lam, Associate Professor of Finance, Director of ACSEP, National University of Singapore, Singapore

14:00 – 14:30 Exploring scaling processes, business models and social innovation in a non-supportive institutional context: a multiple case study among Dutch social enterprise start-ups
Dr. Joppe M.L. Ter Meer and Lucas C. P. M. Meijs, Erasmus University, the Netherlands
Discussant: Professor Mark Sidel (UWM)
14:30 – 15:00 A Case Study on SK Happy Narae – the Largest Social Enterprise in South Korea
Rahul Anand, Sung-Jun Park and Jiho Park,  KAIST College of Business, South Korea
Discussant: Dr. Amy Yi Ou (NUS)
15:00 – 15:30 Asia’s Impact Angels: How Business Angel Investing can Support Social Enterprise in Asia
Rob John, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Discussant: Dr. Sampa Samila (NUS)
15:30 – 16:00 Making Sense of Social Enterprises in Singapore: A Looped Learning Process
Swee-Sum Lam, David Jeremiah Seah and Weina Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Discussant: Associate Professor Yeo Wee Yong (NUS)
16:00 – 16:30 Networking Tea

If you are interested to attend the event, please register here.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Rajes Brown at [email protected] or 6516 5277

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