Social Innovation Summit

2015 U-M Social Innovation Summit

The Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business was proud to bring the Community of Social Innovation (COSI) scholars group to the University of Michigan May 15-17, 2015.  The group has a mission is foster and advance the sharing of insights around teaching, data, theory and methods in the social innovation space, and to provide focused opportunities to mentor junior scholars in the domain.

Summit Guests

Full Bios on the Participant Page

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Sophie Bacq

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, NOrthe
Christine Beckman

Professor of Management and Organizations Academic Director of the Center for Social Value Creation Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Marya Besharov

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
Forrest Briscoe

Associate Professor of Management and Sociology Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

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Lindsey Cameron

PhD Candidate, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Guillermo Casasnova

Doctoral Student Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Adam Cobb

Assistant Professor of Management Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
M. Tina Dacin

E. Marie Shantz Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behavior Director, Queen’s School of Business Centre for Social Impact Queen’s School of Business at Queen’s University

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Jess Daniel

PhD Candidate in Community Sustainability Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
Jerry Davis

Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management, Professor of Sociology Co-Director, ICOS (Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies) Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Laura Doering

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto
Kate Drummond

Stephen M. Ross School of Business & School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

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Alnoor Ebrahim

Associate Professor in the Social Enterprise Initiative Harvard School of Business, Harvard University
Michael Gordon

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Social Entrepreneurship Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Matthew Grimes

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Organizations School of Business, University of Alberta
Nardia Haigh

Assistant Professor of Management College of Management, University of Massachusetts-Boston

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Kate Heinze

Assistant Professor School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
Shon Hiatt

Assistant Professor of Business Administration Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Elena Dowin Kennedy

Doctoral Student in the College of Management College of Management, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Suntae Kim

Doctoral Candidate, Management and Organizations Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

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Yong Hyun Kim

PhD Candidate, Management & Organizations Dow Doctoral Sustainability Fellow Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Matt Lee

Assistant Professor of Strategy, INSEAD-Singapore
Jocelyn Leitzinger

Dow Sustainability Post-doctoral Research Fellow Erb Institute & Energy Institute, University of Michigan
Joanne Linnay

Doctoral Student in Organizational Behaviour in the Queen’s School of Business at Queen’s University

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Jean-Baptiste Litrico

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organization Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University
Bjoern Mitzinneck 

Doctoral Student in Management and Organizations Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Jacob Model

Doctoral Student in Organizational Behavior Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Rishi Moudgil

Managing Director, Center for Social Impact Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

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Kelley Packalen 

Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University
Aruna Ranganathan

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Diego Soares

PhD student, Queen’s School of Business at Queen’s University
Sara Soderstrom 

Assistant Professor in Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment College of Literature, Science & Arts, University of Michigan

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Tanya Upthegrove

Student Program Director, Center for Social Impact Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Marc Ventresca 

Economic sociologist in Strategy, Innovation and Marketing Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Chris White

Managing Director, Center for Positive Organizations Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Tyler Wry

Assistant Professor Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Christopher Yenkey

Assistant Professor of Organizations and Markets Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Eric Zhao 

Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

 

History of COSI

In 2010 a small group convened in Montreal to discuss how to collaborate and build a community of scholars with an interest at the intersection of social innovation and social movements.  This culminated in the official launch of COSI at the first annual COSI workshop. Those founding Steering Committee members include:

– Tina Dacin, Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University
– Jerry Davis, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
– Klaus Weber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

The first COSI workshop was in collaboration with local hosts, Julie Battilana and Alnoor Ebrahim, of Harvard Business School and its affiliated Social Enterprise Initiative.

The group developed a mission is to foster and advance the sharing of insights around teaching, data, theory and methods in the social innovation space, and to provide focused opportunities to mentor junior scholars in the domain.  The first workshop focused on roundtable discussions on paper development, presentations from junior scholars on their ongoing work and a dialogue on how to facilitate interaction amongst the group.


Program Line-up

Friday, May 15, 2015

Afternoon:               Hotel Check-In

5:30-6:30 pm           Meet & Greet Cocktail Hour

6:30 – 7:30 pm        Dinner

7:30-9:00 pm          Panel – How can business schools champion social innovation?

  • This panel includes leaders of b-school efforts to promote social innovation and impact.  What have they learned?  Where are they headed? – Christine Beckman, Tina Dacin, Rishi Moudgil

10:00 pm – ?            The After Party 1

Saturday May 16, 2015

8:15 – 9:00 am            Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 am          Paper Session 1

  • Laura Doering, “Gendered Authority, Role Incumbency, and Loan Repayment in Microfinance”
  • Adam Cobb, Eric Zhao, and Tyler Wry, “Chameleons at the Gate: How Instability and Risk affect the Funding of Microfinance Organizations in the Developing World”

10:30 – 11:45 am          Paper Session 2

  • Matthew Grimes & Joel Gehman, “Category Promotion: How B-Corporations respond to the competing demands of fitting in and standing out”
  • Sara Soderstrom & Kate Heinze, “Movements, markets, and sense of place: Cultivating a diverse collective of entrepreneurs in Detroit”
11:45 am – 1:00 pm   Open Mic/ Roundtable Session

1:00 – 1:45 pm            Lunch

1:45 – 3:00 pm            Course Jam

  • Kate Drummond, Crowdsourcing the world’s greatest Social Innovation course

3:15 – 4:30 pm             Paper Session 3

  • Aruna Ranganathan, “Lost in Transition: Organizational Practices and Formal Employment of Women in India”
  • Matt Lee, “Mission and market: The viability of hybrid social ventures”

4:45 – 6:00 pm             Open Mic/Roundtable Session

7:00 pm – Dinner         Zingerman’s Event Space

9:00 pm – ?                    Explore Ann Arbor’s Main Street

Sunday, May 17, 2015

8:15 – 9:00 am             Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 am          Course Jam Conclusion

  • Unveiling the perfect Social Innovation Course

10:00 – 11:00 am         COSI – Next steps

Closing and Open Group Discussion

OPTIONAL AFTER PARTY: TOUR OF DETROIT AND LUNCH

 


Highlights

Conference sponsors:

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Read the Conference Recap Article

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Testimonials

“Our community is purposefully small, not dominated by any one school or perspective, and our objectives remain quite simple.  Our goal is to build a community of scholars who teach and conduct research in this area” says Tina Dacin.

 

“It was an extremely valuable experience for all of us, so thank you so much for the invitation, for the work, and for bringing us together.  I very much look forward to our work in building and strengthening this community” wrote Rodrigo Canales, Assistant Professor at Yale School of Management in a follow up note to COSI after the first workshop.

 

This message was echoed by Wendy Smith, Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Delaware, who commented, “It was an honor and a pleasure to be included in this group.  I know that a colleague and I received great feedback on both our theory and empirical projects on hybrid organizations.  We really appreciated the opportunity to share our work with this community and look forward to future opportunities to connect with the COSI community.”

 

Workshop Papers

The following papers were presented during the Paper Sessions (Please contact the authors for copies):

  • Laura Doering, “Gendered Authority, Role Incumbency, and Loan Repayment in Microfinance”
  • Adam Cobb, Eric Zhao, and Tyler Wry, “Chameleons at the Gate: How Instability and Risk affect the Funding of Microfinance Organizations in the Developing World”
  • Matthew Grimes & Joel Gehman, “Category Promotion: How B-Corporations respond to the competing demands of fitting in and standing out”
  • Sara Soderstrom & Kate Heinze, “Movements, markets, and sense of place: Cultivating a diverse collective of entrepreneurs in Detroit”
  • Aruna Ranganathan, “Lost in Transition: Organizational Practices and Formal Employment of Women in India”
  • Matt Lee, “Mission and market: The viability of hybrid social ventures”