1 Call for papers International Conference of Management Governance, Management and Firm Performance in Social and Solidarity Economy. What specificities? Thursday 4 th of November and Friday 5 th of November The ambition of the conference is to federate the works of scholars in management who are interested in social and solidarity economy and to share knowledge with professionals of the sector. This conference will be organized by the Institut d'administration des Entreprises (IAE), the University of Lyon Business & Management School (Lyon 3), and the ESDES, the Management School of the Catholic University of Lyon. Scientific collaborations are provided by the association for the development of documentation on social economy (ADDES), the Jacques Cartier Center, the IFROSS (Institut de Formation et de Recherche sur les Organisations Sanitaires et Sociales et leurs réseaux, training and research institute on health and social organization and networks) of Lyon 3 university and the LEFI, economic research center on the firm and institutions of the Lumière University Lyon 2, and foreign universities: the Canada Research Chair on the Social Economy, UQAM, Québec University in Montréal and the Center for Social Economy, HEC management school of Liège University. Social and Solidarity Economy represents today in Europe around 10% of total employment and even more in some countries such as France. With the economic crisis, the social, economic and political importance of this has grown. Management of cooperatives, mutual societies, foundations and associations is discussed both from the point of view of their owners with particular (socio-economic) motivations and from the view of their community and territories (relations with public partners and citizens). This is why the performance of those organizations necessarily holds a social or societal dimension. Managers of the social
2 and solidarity economy often have distinctive, hybrid and sometimes paradoxical operational logics and actions. They not only question the divisions and the traditional frontiers of management but their associated models of rationality (public/private, merchant/non merchant, collective interest/individual interest ). In order to face this complexity, do the tools and principles of management have to be specific? Do they initiate special managerial and social innovations? How to reconcile solidarity and efficiency in an increasingly competitive world? The evolution of markets and finance as sustainable development problems reshuffle the way companies function and their future. The aim of the conference is to confront research works in management dealing with companies in the social and solidarity sector with needs and practices of theirs CEO and managers. The question is how to renew strategies and management models without renouncing the fundamental values and principles of the social and solidarity economy. The interest of disciplines closed to management (such as law, economy, history, philosophy, sociology ) for the understanding of companies management of the social and solidarity sector might be evaluated at this occasion. This international conference focuses on 3 main themes: governance, management practices and the performance of companies of the social and solidarity sector (cooperatives, mutual societies, associations, foundations ). It also will be the occasion to share knowledge and experiences with European and North American experts of the management of social and solidarity economy. Submissions that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics are particularly welcome: Identity(ies), End(s) and Performance(s) Definitions and frontiers of firms of the social and solidarity economy. End(s) and identity(ies) of organizations of the social and solidarity economy. Where does profit take place in these ends? What consequences for management practices and motivation policies? What are the consequences for the shareholders and partners? Definition and measure of the performance, evaluation method and guide (new issues, new tools: social audit, social utility measure, non-financial rating), meaning of the value creation concept Governance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Organizational governance (forms and modes of governance, managers payment and control, weight and status of stakeholders, political governance/ governance between organizations, system governance, networks and partnerships in the social and solidarity economy ); Strategies (formalization, specific implementation, democracy and strategy, strategic groups and evolution of firms, the question of time in the strategy of the firms,
3 networks in the social and solidarity economy, internationalization of firms); cooperation and competition in the social and solidarity economy; Growth and size of firms in the social and solidarity economy (organizational threshold and tools of management, why and how to organize the growth?...); Entrepreneurship in social and solidarity economy (entrepreneurship in associations, social entrepreneurship, innovations, activity creation and new economic models, non profit entrepreneurship ); Social responsibility of firms in the social and solidarity economy (principles, tools, finance: foundation, fond de dotation ); Management practices Team management specificities (ethics, values, confidence), leadership, management styles, principles and tools of corporate culture; Human resources practices (specificities of the relations between employees and employers, social dialog, social environment, management of voluntary workers, motivation and payment practices, disciplinary and incentive mechanisms ); Employment, professionalization, career path (job, mobility, career management ), integration, exclusion; Finance and social and solidarity economy (socially responsible investing, solidarity finance, finance methods, social and solidarity economy and stock market ); Marketing and communication in firms of the social and solidarity economy (relations between clients and citizens, fundraising, sponsoring, corporate sponsorship ); Quality approach, certification (labels, norms ); Issues, challenges and approaches by branch of industries Economic crisis and governance, management and performance of firms of the social and solidarity economy (management of change ); Management of firms of the social and solidarity economy and its links with the public sphere and territories, public/private frontiers, merchant/non merchant, hybrid management practices ; Approaches by branch of industries (agriculture, industry, bank, insurance, wealth, social, education, culture, sports ), diversity and heterogeneity of the social and solidarity economy; Approaches by types of organizations (cooperatives, mutual societies, foundations, associations, Private Voluntary Organization); International comparative approaches (European models, anglo-saxon approach of non profit, management culture and practices etc); Specific added value of management to the understanding of the social and solidarity economy (new field of studies, new look on the subject?, specificities of epistemological and methodological approaches ); Does the social and solidarity economy bring social and managerial innovations? Scientific committee
4 Chair: Emmanuel Bayle, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. Didier Agbodjan, ESDES, Université catholique de Lyon Annie Bartoli, Université Versailles-Saint-Quentin Jérôme Blanc, Université Lumière Lyon 2 Ingo Bode, Université de Kassel Marie J. Bouchard, Chaire de recherche du Canada en économie sociale, ESG, UQÀM Olivier Brandouy, Université Paris 1 Jean-Pierre Brechet, Université de Nantes Michel Capron, Université Paris 8 Jean-Baptiste Cartier, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Jean-Loup Chappelet, Directeur de l IDHEAP, Université de Lausanne Yves Chappoz, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Eve Chiapello, HEC Paris Jean-Pierre Claveranne, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Denis Colongo, Université Lumière Lyon 2 et CRESS Rhône-Alpes De Bovis Camille, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Jacques Defourny, Centre d Économie Sociale, HEC Management School, Université de Liège Danièle Demoustier, Université de Grenoble 2 Jean-Claude Dupuis, ESDES, Université catholique de Lyon Christophe Everaere, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Philippe Eynaud, CNAM Paris Patrick Gilbert, Université Paris 1 Catherine Glee, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Ludovic Grangeon, ESDES, Université catholique de Lyon Taïeb Hafsi, HEC Montréal Richard Hull, Newcastle University Jean-Louis Laville, CNAM Paris Benoît Lévesque, UQÀM et ENAP Thomas Loillier, Université de Caen Alain-Charles Martinet, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Gérard Leseul, Crédit Mutuel et Université de Rouen François Mayaux, EM Lyon Ulrike Mayrhofer, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Sybille Mertens, Centre d Économie Sociale, HEC Management School, Université de Liège Michael Meyer, WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marielle Payaud, IAE, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Benoit Pigé, Université de Franche-Comté David Piovesan, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Gérald Orange, Université Rouen Marielle Payaud, IAE, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Laurent Pujol, Université du Maine Nathalie Raulet-Croset, Université Paris 1 Isabelle Royer, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Thierry Sibieude, ESSEC
5 François Silva, ESCM Franc Tannery, Université Lumière Lyon 2 Didier Vinot, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Thierry Wiedemann-Goiran, Université Paris 1 Filip Wijkstrôm, Université de Stockholm Peter Wirtz, Université Lumière Lyon 2 Saïd Yahiaoui, Université Lumière Lyon 2 Dennis R. Young, Georgia State University Organization committee Emmanuel Bayle, IAE, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Jérôme Blanc, LEFI, Université Lumière Lyon 2 Isabelle Cadet, ESDES, Université catholique de Lyon Jean-Baptiste Cartier, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Denis Colongo, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Chambre Régionale d Économie Sociale et Solidaire De Bovis Camille, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Jean-Claude Dupuis, ESDES, Université catholique de Lyon Anne Deshors, ESDES, Université catholique de Lyon Ludovic Grangeon, ESDES, Université catholique de Lyon Sylvaine Mercuri, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Catherine Parmentier, IAE, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Marielle Payaud, IAE, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 David Piovesan, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Jérôme Rive, IAE, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Muriel Thiercelin, ESDES, Université catholique de Lyon Eric Thivant, IAE, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Christel Vivel, ESDES, Université catholique de Lyon Saïd Yahiaoui, Université Lumière Lyon 2 Expected publications Special issue of an international review of management in French and in English language. Book of a selective number of contributions. Contact Emmanuel Bayle, Professeur, Institut d Administration des Entreprises, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Calendar 15 th of March 2010 : deadline for sending proposals (sumurary of 150 words in French or in English, with 5 keywords). 1 st of April 2010 : response to the proposals. 15 th of June 2010 : deadline for sending first version of the papers.
6 20 th of August 2010 : reception of the comments of the scientific committee to the authors 10 th of October 2010 : deadline for sending the final version of the papers Proposals Proposals must be sent by in attached version (Word format 97/2003) the 15 th of March 2010 at the latest. They must contend 150 words in French or in English language and 5 keywords. Proposals must include on the heading of the paper, their names, surnames and their quality (research discipline), their institutions and the title of the paper.