Philanthropy Research Workshop

2019-2020 Schedule of Presenters

University Hall, home of Indiana University Lilly Family School of PhilanthropyTuesdays, 12:00-1:15 p.m. (with occasional exceptions) University Hall Room 3011

The Philanthropy Research Workshop is a venue for presenting academic research prior to publication.

The workshop has expanded its disciplinary and methodological scope, and students and faculty will have opportunities for individual meetings with our speakers.

The purposes of the workshop include the following: 

  • To help students and early career faculty develop as scholars. Workshops illustrate the process of research—problems that come up and how best to deal with them. Workshops expose participants to unfamiliar methodologies that might become part of their analytic toolbox. Workshops expose participants to what’s hot in research. External speakers can meet with students and faculty during their visits, beginning a relationship that can enhance one’s career.
  • To build a sense of community and shared knowledge both within the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and beyond. We build a shared sense of purpose, and foster interdisciplinary collaborations across schools, campuses, and disciplinary homes.
  • To build the research reputation of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. 

December 10

Philanthropy Research Workshop: Sophie BacqSophie Bacq, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business

"Civic Wealth Creation: A New View of Stakeholder Engagement and Societal Impact"

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Abstract: Positive societal change happens when community members, supporters, and entrepreneurially minded agents come together to aggregate resources and build new capacities. To explain and inform how societal impact happens across categories of stakeholders, we set forth an integrative framework of civic wealth creation to account for the social, economic, and communal endowments generated by local communities. Our framework shifts the conversation to a “civic” level of analysis that captures the variety of local settings where many societal change initiatives take place—in neighborhoods, villages, and communities where the people who are being helped are intimately involved in creating and implementing the solutions. Civic wealth extends beyond the material resources and physical assets of a community to include intangibles such as health, happiness, and social justice. We draw attention to the importance of citizen engagement and entrepreneurial commerce in the discourse surrounding contemporary societal change efforts. The civic wealth creation framework offers scholars and practitioners across disciplines a new lens through which to view societal impact.

Bio: Sophie Bacq, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. In her research, Dr. Bacq investigates and theorizes about entrepreneurial action aiming to solve intractable social and environmental problems, at the individual, organizational and civic levels of analysis. Her research has been published in the top management and entrepreneurship journals. She is the author of several book chapters and co-editor of several books on social entrepreneurship. Dr. Bacq has taught and conducted empirical research on social entrepreneurship in Europe, the United States and South Africa since 2011. Dr. Bacq is also the co-Director of The Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, one of the premiere academic gatherings on the topic. Prior to joining Indiana University, Dr. Bacq was an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Northeastern University, and a Visiting Scholar at New York University Stern School of Business. She received her doctorate in Economic and Management Sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

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