Date: August 12-17, 2012
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2012
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2012 provides PhD students and young scholars working on poverty, sustainable development, and the informal economy from an Organisation and Management Theory perspective a platform to present and discuss their on-going research projects with fellow students and senior faculty.
Research on inclusive business models, market development and sustainability between the informal and formal economy is a promising and challenging field for young researchers and PhD students. It calls for a multitude of methods, combination of disciplines in strategy, organisation studies, sociology, anthropology and economics, and new research designs, e.g. market ethnography in organisation studies.
The 2012 academy focus, “Matching Culture and Markets for Inclusive Development”, aims to attract papers analysing the strategies of businesses, governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs and other interest groups shaping moral markets that build on local capabilities, include the poor and create opportunities for sustainable development.
Call for Papers and Travel Grants
A call for papers has been issued, with a March 31, 2012 deadline. Up to three grants (travel, fee and accommodation) are available for outstanding young scholars coming from developing countries. Complete details and the call for papers at www.oikos-international.org/academic/development/.