Agenda de la recherche

3rd European Research Conference on Microfinance 10-12 June, 2013, Agder (Norway), deadline for submission February 28th

Microfinance has become a large banking segment as well as a widely practiced development tool. The present microfinance industry is confronted with a broad range of dilemmas and unsolved problems, and the debate about the development effect of microfinance continues. This provides our motivation for the invitation to researchers from all disciplines within social sciences and economics.The aim of the European Research Conference on Microfinance is to be the World’s most important meeting place of academics involved in microfinance research. The two former conferences organized by the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) at the University Libre De Brussels, and by University of Groningen in the Netherlands have seen the turnout of several hundred researchers, as well as many practitioners interested in academic research, from across the globe. The upcoming conference is organized by the University of Agder in cooperation with the European Microfinance Platform (http://www.e-mfp.eu/), CERMi (www.cermi.eu) and University of Groningen (www.rug.nl/gsg) .

"De la responsabilité comme objet-frontière", colloque interdisciplinaire, Tours, 29-30 mai, appel à com jusqu'au 18 février 2013

L’objet de ce colloque organisé par France business school (FBS) à l'Escem de Tours est de s’enquérir des travaux déjà existants dans d’autres disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales portant sur la responsabilité de manière générique. Il s’agira de voir comment ces travaux peuvent éclairer, mettre en perspective et même remettre en cause les différentes théories de la responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise dans ces différents aspects, qu’il s’agisse de la théorie des parties prenantes, de la gouvernance d’entreprise, etc. Etant donné que le spectre des disciplines labellisées comme sciences humaines et sociales est étendu, les disciplines suivantes ont été retenues eu égard à la fréquence de leur usage sur le thème de la responsabilité : la philosophie, la théologie, la sociologie, la psychanalyse, l’écologie et le droit.

"Social economy on the move...at the crossroads of structural change and regulation", 4th CIRIEC International Research Conference, 24-26 Oct, Antwerp (Belgium), Call for papers until 21th April

For some centuries, in the North as well in the South, social economy has unfolded in various forms. The institutions of the social economy (cooperatives, mutuals, nonprofit organizations, etc.) have experienced periods of growth and recession, of both success and failure, in the supporting, complementing and/or counteracting roles in relation to the dominant economic model in place. This 4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on the Social Economy aims in particular at discussing the place of social economy in modern society and its current role when facing potentially heavy structural transformations and new regulatory frameworks. Thanks to the more or less permanent dynamic features of this field in society, social economy initiatives and enterprises foster bottom up changes which in turn favour structural changes and in many cases are the agents of change in regulation. This includes for example regulation centred on non-market values, cooperative regulation, next to administrative and competitive regulation.

"Cooperatives during crisis and post-crisis period", ICA Global Research Conference June 12-15th 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus, call for papers until 15th january

The ICA global conference for 2013 hosted at the European University of Cyprus aims to bring together the academia and industry in the crucial sector of cooperatives and social economy. We are now in a long period of crisis, financial crisis at the beginning, but economic and social crisis thereafter. This crisis has several aspects and consequences, such as failure of enterprises, unemployment, even risk of failure for countries. We need to examine, therefore, the consequences for the cooperative and social economy entities; how they have behaved so far, which changes took place, and how they will emerge from the crisis.

Ripess Europe construit un réseau européen autour de la formation en économie solidaire, 19 déc St-Avold

Avec la Formation des Acteurs Sociaux en Auto Gestion pour l’Economie Solidaire – FASAGES – basée au Luxembourg, ce sont maintenant 16 participants qui font partie de ce groupe qui construit petit à petit sa dynamique collective. S’inspirant de la pédagogie participative de Paulo Freire, chère au Centre de Formation Brésilien à l’Economie Solidaire (CFES), le principe est d’impliquer chaque participant à la construction de la formation.

2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems: Multiple moneys and development, June 19th to 22nd 2013, Rotterdam, Call for papers until 10 January 2013

Organised by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague of Erasmus University Rotterdam, June 19th to 22nd, 2013 (Academic strand: 19th and 20th June; Practitioners’ strand: 21st and 22nd June). The conference seeks to discuss the social, economic and political significance of multiple currency systems for development. It calls for papers on complementary currency systems, historical experiences with multiple monies, alternative exchange networks, and other practices with diverse means of payment. The 2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems also aims at consolidating the practice of holding a meeting every two years for researchers and practitioners on the topic.

"Democratising management", Conference Euram, Gallatazaray (Turkey), 26-29th Jun 2013, call for papers until 15th January

Le comité scientifique du general track Business and Society serait heureux que vous soumettiez des papiers de recherche (rédigés en anglais) à EURAM dans le cadre de cette partie du colloque qu'ils gèrent (voir appel à communications en pièce jointe). 

Colloque FNCuma "la coopération agricole de production", 4 décembre, Montrouge: le bilan

En 2012, la Fédération Nationale des cuma a lancé un travail sur la coopération agricole de production, c'est-à-dire la mutualisation par les agriculteurs de tout ou partie de leurs stratégies de production (sous des formes juridiques variées). Celle-ci rencontre aujourd’hui un contexte qui lui est à l’évidence favorable : volatilité des prix agricoles, nécessité d’innover en mutualisant les risques, volonté de mieux organiser le temps de travail, recherche de flexibilité... Cette coopération mérite d’être ré-identifiée dans les débats actuels, retravaillée par la coopération agricole et revalorisée auprès des pouvoirs publics et des agriculteurs. Aussi, la FNCUMA, avec le soutien de plusieurs partenaires, a organisé un colloque sur cette thématique, le 4 décembre prochain à Montrouge. Bilan