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Challenges in governance structures for social entrepreneurship: The case of Impact Hub - an SBRC seminar

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: KHBS3024, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr. Alessandro Giudici (Cass Business School)

Challenges in governance structures for social entrepreneurship: The case of Impact Hub - an SBRC seminar

We advance social entrepreneurship research by investigating what may drive social organizations to move between alternative governance structures in support of affiliation modes for scaling up impact. Using the extended case study method, we provide a longitudinal account of how a global network of social incubators transformed its affiliation governance from social franchising to a structure relying on a central organization collectively run by network members to provide backbone support. Our main contribution explains how decision-making rights are allocated in affiliation modes for scaling up impact.

Dr. Alessandro Giudici is a Lecturer in Management part of the Strategy Group at Cass Business School (City University London, UK). His research focuses on business models and network intermediaries (e.g. venture associations, incubators, etc.). Alessandro joined Cass Business School as Research Fellow in January 2014 to work on a EPSRC-funded research program focusing on "building better business models". Before joining Cass, in 2013 Alessandro completed his PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Cranfield School of Management (Cranfield University, UK), focusing on how network intermediaries. His PhD was awarded with no corrections and with the Director's Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis 2013.

In 2013 Alessandro was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Small Business Research Centre part of Kingston Business School (Kingston University, UK) where he worked on a number of projects such as the OECD review of SME policy in Italy and a RCUK-funded pilot study on how government agencies leverage digital services to support SME internationalization. Alessandro is a regular reviewer for Long Range Planning and an ad-hoc reviewer for Strategic Organization, the International Small Business Journal and the Journal of Strategic Information Systems. In 2013, Alessandro received the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Business and Policy Division of the Academy of Management Conference. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, he also obtained three Outstanding Reviewer Awards in the Strategy Practice Interest Group from the Strategic Management Society and since 2014 he is a member of the committee assigning the award. His work has been published in a number of top entrepreneurship journals.

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