Alex Nicholls

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Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Dr Alex Nicholls MBA is the first tenured lecturer in social entrepreneurship appointed at the University of Oxford and was the first staff member of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship in 2004. His research interests range across several key areas within social entrepreneurship and social innovation, including: the nexus of relationships between accounting, accountability, and governance; public and social policy contexts; social investment; and Fair Trade.

To date Nicholls has published more than forty papers, chapters and articles and five books. Most appear in a wide range of peer reviewed journals and books, including four sole authored papers in Financial Times Top 30 journals (with another under review and resubmit). His 2009 paper on social investment won the Best Paper Award (Entrepreneurship) at the British Academy of Management. In 2010, Nicholls edited a Special Edition of Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice on social entrepreneurship – the first time a top tier management journal had recognized the topic in this way. He is the General Editor of the Skoll Working Papers series and the Editor of the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.

Nicholls is also the co-author of a major research book on Fair Trade (with Charlotte Opal, Sage, 2005) and the editor of a collection of key papers on social entrepreneurship (Oxford University Press, 2006, 2008). Both represent the best selling and most cited academic books on their subjects globally. In 2011, Nicholls published a co-edited volume on social innovation. In 2012, he will publish a co-edited volume on social investment and a monograph on the politics of social entrepreneurship.

Paul N. Bloom

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Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Paul N. Bloom is Faculty Director and Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing with the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Dr. Bloom’s recent research has focused on understanding the organizational capabilities that drive successful scaling of social ventures.
He also has a long history of studying how marketing thinking can help to design better consumer protection and antitrust policies, and he has done considerable research on social marketing.

He recently was named the 2010-2011 winner of the American Marketing Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the Marketing and Society Special Interest Group, becoming only the third recipient of this honor.
Prior to coming to Duke in 2006, Dr. Bloom served as Professor of Marketing at the University of North Carolina for 22 years, and he also held posts before that at the University of Maryland and the Marketing Science Institute.

He earned a Ph.D. in marketing from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. degree from Lehigh University.

Atsuko Hattori

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President, The Center for Active Community (CAC)
Co-founder/Executive Director of the General Incorporated Association DSIA (Durable Social Innovation Alliance)

Atsuko Hattori has disseminated the concept of social entrepreneurship since 2000 and supported various social entrepreneurs. CAC has planned the various seminars and symposium on the issue with the international institutes and universities. In addition, she has tackled to develop the tool for social impact and value evaluation.

She is a lecturer at Meiji University, Meiji Gakuin University, Hosei University and the Graduate School of Social Design, Rikkyo University. Furthermore, she is a managing director of Public Management and Social Strategy Institute and inviting fellow of Global Communication Center of International University. Her research focuses on Corporate Philanthropy, Social Innovation (including Social Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs), and Public Policy.

She is co-editor of Social Innovation and co-author of the Volunteer Revolution and NPO Data Book and so on. A new book on the Social Intrapreneur will be published in later 2011.

She was a research fellow of Foundation for Advancement of International Science and the Soken Scope Project at the Graduate University for Advanced Study from 1996 to 1998. Beforehand, she had worked for the marketing division of the advertising company for eight years.


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