Inaugural Lecture by Professor Kai Hockerts

Social Entrepreneurship – Exploiting Opportunities to Create Social Change

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 14:30 to 17:00

The Department of Intercultural Communication and Management invites you to join Professor Kai Hockerts inaugural lecture about:

Social Entrepreneurship - Exploiting Opportunities to Create Social Change

In this inaugural lecture Kai Hockerts will discuss the role of social entrepreneurship as a part of management research and education. The discovery and sustainable exploitation of opportunities to create public goods will be the starting point of the talk. From an economical point of view we can think of this as the generation of disequilibria in market and non-market environments.

The lecture will approach this phenomenon from two sides. Firstly, it will address the role of the individuals engaging in this process. Usually they are referred to as social entrepreneurs – resourceful individuals working to create social innovation. Secondly, it will look at the organizational from of social enterprises, hybrid organizations exhibiting characteristics of both the for-profit and not-for profit sector. The lecture will close with a discussion of the role business schools can and should take in educating social entrepreneurs.

Kai Hockerts is Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) where he is affiliated with the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (cbsCSR). He holds a doctorate in Management from the University of St. Gallen. Kai Hockerts has co-edited three books on Social Entrepreneurship for academic audiences as well written numerous articles in leading business journals such the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Strategy and the Environment, and Measuring Business Excellence.


Dorte Salskov-Iversen

Head of Department


14:30: Welcome and Introduction by Dean of Research Alan Irwin

14:45: Lecture by Professor Kai Hockerts

15:45: Reception at the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Porcelænshaven 18A, 1st floor.

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