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2020 Cape Town SE Seminar - Information and Application Form

Submitted by AFAM on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 1:15am

Social Entrepreneurship Doctoral Seminar, Cape Town, South Africa

May 26 – 30, 2020

We are inviting doctoral students (and interested faculty) to a week-long, intensive social entrepreneurship doctoral seminar. Social entrepreneurship is a vitally important arena of scholarly research and teaching. Doctoral level training is needed to equip researchers in the core concepts and empirical findings of this emerging domain. This seminar involves two of the field’s leading scholars as co-teachers and provides an in-depth survey of recent social entrepreneurship scholarship and its theoretical background. It has been taught at different universities in the United States, including Harvard, and will now be offered for the first time in South Africa. More information about the seminar, in general, is available at

Location. The seminar will be held at University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Conference Centre, Portswood Road, Green Point.

Preparation and Course Requirements. To teach an intensive reading course effectively in just one week, delegates must complete the readings ahead of time. In the weeks preceding the one-week intensive session, students will read the articles and prepare and submit notes of their reading. The notes will consist of brief article summaries and at least two discussion questions per session. This will ensure the readings are completed in advance. The notes and questions submitted will be used to formulate discussion questions and other course planning. A prior year course syllabus is available upon request.

Schedule: The meeting schedule of this intensive doctoral seminar will be as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 26 – 12:30-17:30 (Session 1)
  • Wednesday, May 27 – 8:30-noon (Session 2) and 13:30-17:00 (Session 3)
  • Thursday, May 28 – 8:30-noon (Session 4) and 13:30-17:00 (Session 5)
  • Friday, May 29 – 8:30-noon (Session 6) and 13:30-17:00 (Session 7)
  • Saturday, May 30 – 8:30-13:30 (Session 8)

Cost: The cost of the seminar is ZAR 6000.

Meals: The seminar cost includes teas and coffees; lunch; and a closing dinner on the Friday evening.